Udupi: There are any number of conmen trying to trap gullible people into shady deals and proposals these days. The latest report involves a person who used a method to cheat, which has not been heard in this region.
M Vishwanath Pai, head of the department of Computer Science at MGM College here earlier this week received an e-mail from one Rob Abbey. He conveyed the information that another person of the same name like Pai, his wife and two children had died in a road mishap.
He further said that funds to the tune of US$ 9.60 million belonging to the deceased were lying unclaimed. Abbey gave him an offer that having a similar name Pai could claim all that money. Hence he sought his address and other details.
But Pai, being a computer expert, was already aware of the games the conmen play these days. He did not even bother to send a reply.
Instead, through the media, he has cautioned the public against falling a prey to such tricks.