Khul ja SIM-SIM: How ex-MLA’s nephew conned people in Punjab's Mansa
“The gang of four used to buy SIM cards of a particular service provider at a rate of Rs 10 per card. They had set up a shop by the name of Sai Enterprises early this year. Then they floated a fake scheme to earn money,” a Mansa police officer told Chandigarh Newsline.
The gang of four used to allegedly sell a SIM card which they had bought for Rs 10 at a price of Rs 10,500. Along with the SIM, they would give the buyer a list of contacts to whom the buyer would then have to forward SMSes. For sending one SMS, the buyer would be paid Rs 3. Hence, 2,000 SMSes a month would help the buyer earn a sum of Rs 6,000.
The gang had promised the buyers a salary of Rs 6,000 a month. Many people in Mansa bought the cards. “Some of the people bought 10-15 cards which were given to the housewives with the list of contacts provided by the con-men to forward the messages. To date, we have received 12 complaints against Kumar and his accomplices,” said the police officer.
However, to give an incentive to the buyer, the four would
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