A Gandhinagar resident has filed a complaint against three people who duped him out of Rs 33 lakh under the guise of providing a visa to Canada.
Umang Patel, a resident of Gandhinagar’s Sector 25, has filed a complaint against Asif Ajmeri alias Sumit Patel and Ravi Patel, both of Ahmedabad.
Umang Patel, who runs a cosmetics retail business with his wife in Sector 24, stated in his complaint that he and his wife Devanshi had planned to travel to Canada. His wife contacted Bhupendra Patel, who directed them to the Vastrapur visa agent office. The visa application was handled by Sumit Patel, Ravi Patel, and Mayur Patel. Online Fraud in Mumbai: A woman was duped out of Rs 10 lakh after falling for a work-from-home scam and a bitcoin investment.
Amit and his wife met Sumit Patel, who demanded Rs 35 lakh for a visa. Amit submitted all of their visa documents, including passports, and even visited the Canada Embassy in New Delhi. Online Fraud in Mumbai: Fraudsters dupe a woman out of Rs 11 lakh under the guise of providing a ‘Youtube Likes’ job, five are arrested.
Umang stated that they were later told to return to the Canadian embassy on April 6, 2022. Sumit and Ravi approached Umang and took their passports. They eventually showed them the Canadian visa stickers on their passports. The agents demanded their passports “for additional procedures.”
Amit Patel then paid Sumit Patel Rs 33 lakh, which included Rs 27 lakh via Angadia and Rs 6 lakh in cash. However, after receiving the money, Sumit Patel did not obtain the visa, did not return the money, and turned off his phone.