Gujarat Con Man Kiran Patel Arrested for Posing as PMO Official and Running Scam
Kiran Patel, a con man from Gujarat, was recently arrested for posing as a high-ranking official in the Prime Minister's Office (PMO) and running a scam. According to the police, Patel had been operating the scam for several years, using a fake PMO website to communicate with his victims.
The police received complaints from several victims who had been promised jobs in the government and other benefits in exchange for money. They traced Patel's bank accounts to a rented office in Ahmedabad and arrested him there.
During interrogation, Patel confessed to running the scam and using the money to fund a lavish lifestyle. He told the police that he had made several crores of rupees by duping people.
Patel's modus operandi was to create a fake PMO website and pose as a high-ranking official in the office. He would then contact his victims, promising them jobs in the government or other benefits in exchange for money. Once the victim paid the money, Patel would disappear and stop communicating with them.
The police are now investigating whether Patel had any accomplices and whether he had links to other fraudsters. They are also trying to recover the money he had stolen from his victims.
This is not the first time that a con man has been caught posing as a high-ranking government official in India. Earlier this year, a man was arrested in Delhi for posing as a member of parliament and duping people of their money.
Experts advise people to be cautious and verify the authenticity of any job or benefit offers before paying any money. They also recommend reporting any suspicious activity to the police immediately.
The arrest of Kiran Patel is a warning to others who may be involved in similar scams. The police are urging people to come forward and report any such fraudsters to prevent others from falling prey to their scams.