#scam

.Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
Fake COVID-19 vaccination camp was organised at a housing society in Mumbai. (Photo Credit: Representational/Unsplash)

  • Four arrests have been made regarding an alleged 'fake vaccination camp' organised at a housing society in Mumbai
  • Film producer Ramesh Taurani also suspects that he has been scammed
  • Taurani had organised a vaccination camp for 365 employees on May 30 and June 3

.Canberra ACT, Australia
Phone calls and texts were the most common ways used by the scammers to contact people. (Photo Credit: Representative Image/Unsplash)

  • Scammers capitalised on the COVID-19 pandemic to target isolated people, says study
  • There was an increase in phishing and identity theft and government impersonation scams
  • Scammers also used the technique 'Wangiri', which means 'one ring and drop' in Japanese  

.Dominican Republic
Earlier on Friday (local time), the Dominica High Court has denied bail to fugitive Mehul Choksi in the case of illegal entry into the island country(Photo credit: PTI)

  • CBI will focus and try to establish Mehul Choksi's connection in the PNB fraud case
  • The Indian government will argue about his citizenship status
  • Choksi is wanted in India in Rs 13,500 crore Punjab National Bank (PNB) scam

.Durban, South Africa
Ashish Lata Ramgobin is the daughter of human rights activist Ela Gandhi. (Photo credit: Representative Image/Unsplash)

  • Lata Ramgobin was accused of defrauding businessman SR Maharaj of 6.2 million South African rand
  • She was barred from appealing against the sentence
  • The 56-year-old worked at the NGO International Center for Nonviolence

.New Delhi, Delhi, India
Beneficiaries wait to receive the second dose of the COVID-19 vaccine at a vaccination centre in New Delhi, Thursday, June 3, 2021. (PTI Photo)

  • Scammers have been rife during India's deadly second wave of coronavirus 
  • From fake medicines to fire extinguishers disguised as oxygen cylinders, scammers took new routes to defraud patients
  • Investigations say scammers were mostly ripping off COVID-19 patients and relatives

.Dominica
Eastern Caribbean Supreme court of Dominica on Friday put a stay on the repatriation order of fugitive Indian diamantaire Mehul Choksi. (Photo credit: AFP)

  • This comes a day after Antigua PM Gaston Browne said that Choksi will be deported to India
  • The court will now hear the matter on May 28
  • Choksi is wanted in India in PNB fraud case

.Antigua and Barbuda
Mehul Choksi and his nephew Nirav Modi are wanted in India for allegedly siphoning off Rs 13,500 crores of public money from Punjab National Bank. (Photo credit: Twitter/@ANI)

  • Fugitive businessman Mehul Choksi has gone missing in the Caribbean nation of Antigua and Barbuda
  • He was last seen driving in the southern parts of the country
  • Choksi had become a citizen of Antigua and Barbuda in 2017, before leaving India and flying to the country early in 2018

.London, UK
Fugitive diamantaire Nirav Modi is accused of having defrauded the Punjab National Bank of thousands of crores of rupees. (Photo Credit: PTI)

United Kingdom's Home Department has approved the extradition of fugitive diamantaire Nirav Modi, PTI reported quoting officials.

.Jakarta, Indonesia
Twenty million Americans were directed to more than a dozen fake US government websites. (Photo credit: Representative image: Unsplash)

  • Americans were given hopes of securing $2,000 offered under a real assistance programme
  • The accused could face up to nine years in prison 
  • The police has not confirmed how long the scam had been running

.Los Angeles, CA, USA
Zach Avery, whose real name is Zachary Horwitz, is described by the Los Angeles Times as "a small-time actor". (Photo Credit: Representational Image/Pixabay)

  • Zach Avery was arrested in Los Angeles by the FBI for masterminding a Ponzi scheme
  • He told investors his company would buy film distribution rights and license them to Netflix and HBO
  • Officials said his scheme had raised more than $690 million