French woman cheated of `29L online
MUMBAI: A 37-year-old French woman from Andheri has been cheated of Rs29 lakh by a Lebanese national she met on professional networking site LinkedIn. The BKC cyber police have registered the offence on Thursday, a senior crime branch official confirmed to the Hindustan Times.
Noreal Ludvin, the chief finance officer at a financial consulting firm, told the police the accused, a man named Carlos Obeid, got in touch with her and said he was the CFO of the Mubadala Development Company.
The two shared a professional association for a while, and in course of conversation, discussed about arranging a loan for a client of Ludvin’s firm. Obeid promised to arrange a $100-million loan from Waha Capital, an Abu Dhabi-based investment company. He got Ludvin to deposit Rs29lakh as the loan processing fee. Obeid also claimed to be on the board directors in this company, a source said.
Interestingly, the website of Waha Capital shows Carlos Obeid as a board member. This has led the police to believe someone may have stolen Obeid’s identity to cheat Ludvin.
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