A new immigrant Ganesh Khatry who came from Nepal to Canada a few years ago to start a new life has been scammed $8290 and is only left with $9 in his bank account. He was scammed $8290, after receiving multiple calls from people who posed as police to warn that his SIN card had been compromised and multiple bank accounts have been created by someone else.
While navigating his new environment, he was able to secure a job working as a Walmart employee, where he took a night shift and worked day and night to survive and continued to live his life in Canada. On October 1, he got a call that stated that the caller was from Brampton Police. Khatry says he was called in the middle of his work and was told that his SIN card number and bank accounts have been hacked.
As a new immigrant, he was worried that he might lose all his savings in the bank and asked several times if he would talk to his friend who was with him at that time but the caller said since there was fraud against both his bank accounts and SIN card, he should not be talking to anyone because it might not be safe for him.
The caller also told him that his card had been used to open multiple bank accounts and the funds had been used for drug trafficking and money laundering. The caller told Khatry to leave the place without talking to anyone as it is not “safe to do”. The caller then asked Khatry to withdraw all his funds from his bank accounts. He was then told to deposit his money in a Bitcoin machine, where it would be “safeguarded” until he received a new SIN card the following day. When he called the number, no one picked up. He then realized he was a victim of a scam.
The next day he contacted Brampton Police and filed a report with Peel police but it was already too late by that time. Without his savings and no job, he is now forced to live with support from his friends.
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