How Ex-Vegetable Vendor Cheated People for Over 20 Cr!
Without any doubt, the Covid-19 pandemic is the biggest crisis the world has witnessed in the recent past.By: Tupaki Desk | 4 Nov 2023 7:44 AM GMT
Without any doubt, the Covid-19 pandemic is the biggest crisis the world has witnessed in the recent past. Everything around us came to a standstill and many businesses went for a toss with the pandemic. Many people lost their jobs and their businesses were impacted.
India has no exemption from this and stress vendors were severely hit. Some of them are yet to recover from the losses. But a vegetable vendor came up with an evil plan to come out of the crisis. He decided to scam people and he reported amassed more than Rs 20 crores in the process.
Going into details, one Rishabh Sharma who had a vegetable-selling business hails from Gurgaon. Like several others, his business was also impacted by the Covid pandemic. To get out of the financial issues he came up with a cunning plan.
Seeing that people are doing work-from-home jobs due to the situation, Rishabh Sharma decided to cheat people in the name of work-from-home opportunities. The amount he chated was around Rs 21 crores. Multiple cases were filed against him for scamming others.
Rishabh Sharma operated in a way that he called people by posing himself as the representative of the international hotel chain, Marriott Hotel. His friend helped him in getting the phone numbers.
27-year-old Rishabh Sharma calls people saying that there are work-from-home opportunities and they need to pay a certain amount to get the job. After paying the money he used to go absconding. In just six months, he cheated people for Rs 21 crores.
After digging deeper into the case, the Police found shocking details. It is said that he is linked to other scammers as well and he is facing cases in various states. Reports also say that he is linked to international criminal syndicates which makes Indians open bank accounts to use them for funds transactions.