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Fraudster dupes Shillong resident

STAFF CORRESPONDENT
SHILLONG, Feb 8: Several complains have been  received by Police  regarding phone call made by unscrupulous   persons offering to sell gold  at a cheap rate citing that the gold has been accidently unearthed while digging up  a construction site. The callers always insist on the intending buyers to come to Assam (Upper Assam) to make the payment. Despite several advisories, several people from this district are still falling prey to such calls and are lured to make payments only to be duped. In a recent case one person from Mawngap who had fallen prey to such a caller went all the way to Tezpur in Assam to make a payment of Rs.700000 for gold bars, only to realize later that the same was bronze and coated with golden colour. A case has been registered at Laban police station in this connection.