Mumbai: Fraud On NRI Woman Reveals Sale Of Fake E-Visas On Website

Mumbai, 13th December 2022: A 41-year-old NRI (Non-Resident Indian) woman was duped online by selling her e-visa through a fake website. The woman had travelled to India from America on this visa. A case has been registered against the unknown accused under the Prevention of Fraud and Information Technology Act. It is suspected that the accused has cheated many people in this way.

The 41-year-old complainant is a doctor by profession and has been living in the US for the past 15 years. Her family lives in the city of Jabalpur in Madhya Pradesh. She was coming to India with her family as her sister was getting married on 14th December. As her daughter did not have a visa, she searched on Google for an Indian e-Visa. This time she saw a website. She applied for her daughter’s visa on this website. For that, she paid 132 dollars (about Rs 11,000). She received a message on 6th December that the amount had been received. She then checked her daughter’s visa process on the relevant website. At that time, she saw that the relevant process was going on. Later, she was told that her e-visa was approved. She left America on 9th December to come to India.

She reached Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj International Airport at 2 pm on Saturday. When the immigration officials checked her visa documents along with her three daughters, it was revealed that the e-visa she had was bogus. She narrated the incident to immigration officials. After investigation, it was revealed that the website concerned is bogus. She was duped by an unknown person running the website with money for an e-Visa. She then filed a complaint against the unknown cyber thug at the Sahar police station. The police then registered a case under the Information Technology Prevention Act and Cheating Act.