Surat crime branch arrested an Ivory Coast national for allegedly duping a man of over Rs 14.78 lakh after promising him Rs 4 crore for his kidney through a fake website of a reputed hospital. Acting on a complaint lodged by Arbaz Rana, a resident of Surat, the cybercrime officials started a probe and arrested Toty Dago Gregoire (33), a resident of Bangalore, on Saturday.
A man who went out to sell kidneys in Surat became the victim of a scam. The surat police investigation uncovered a major scam where in the name of selling kidneys, the gang created fake websites in disguise of famous hospitals in India.
According to police, Arbaz Rana (25), a resident of Nanpura, had borrowed money from his friends and relatives to meet the expenses of his and his sister’s marriage. Rana runs a business of second-hand cars and was facing financial difficulties due to the pandemic and the subsequent lockdowns. mentioned that he had decided to sell one of his kidneys to repay the dues. After searching on the internet, he got the phone number of one Dr Shilpa Kumar of Manipal hospital in Bangalore city.
The gang announced that people will get Rs 4 crore rupees and after that, they created fake e-mail IDs in the name of RBI. Another African accused of cheating has been caught by the Cyber Crime team from Bangalore.
Fake websites were created under the names of different reputed hospitals in India. Advertisements were made to lure people to get Rs 4 to 7 crore by selling kidneys on that website. Fake e-mail IDs in the name of RBI were also created. “He used to deposit rupees in different bank accounts by informing the people of different charges through the website and e-mail ID.” said an official.
Assistant Commissioner of Police Y A Gohil said, “We have recovered CPU, laptop, mobile phones of the accused used to dupe people. The accused was earlier arrested in 2011 by Bangalore police for his alleged involvement in making fake certificates.”
The bank account was provided by accused and he was getting 10% commission from it. Earlier three accused were arrested in this scam. The name of the foreigner accused in the custody of Surat Cyber Crime is Greh Gori Emagreh. The man allegedly stole more than Rs 14 lakh from the plaintiff, claiming that Rs 2 crore would be deposited in his bank account before donating a kidney.