Mumbai doctor duped Rs 7 lakh with deepfake video of Mukesh Ambani

Mumbai: A Mumbai-based doctor has been duped Rs 7 lakh with deepfake video of Indian billionaire Mukesh Ambani. The victim, identified as Dr KH Patil, a Ayurveda practitioner residing in Andheri, was trapped in the scam after seeing a video on Instagram in April.

According to reports, the victim came across the deepfake video of Mukesh Ambani on April 15 while scrolling Instagram. In the video, Ambani was seen promoting the success of a trading academy named Rajiv Sharma Trade Group and urging people to join BCF Academy for high returns on investments.

Believing the video to be genuine, the victim searched for the group online and found that they had office in London and at the Bandra Kurla Complex in Mumbai. Later, she contacted the academy online and proceeded to invest a total of Rs 7.1 lakh between May and June. Following the investment, she was provided with an account where she could monitor her investments. The account showed that she had a profit of over Rs 30 lakh.

However, when she attempted to withdraw the money, her attempts repeatedly failed. Realising she being cheated, the victim consulted friends who asked her to file a police complaint.

Following this, she immediately rushed to the nearby police station and filed a case against unidentified persons. Based on the complaint, the police have been investing 16 bank accounts to which the victim transferred money.

Further investigation into the matter is underway. More detailed reports are awaited.

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