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3 Iranian nationals held for attention diversion theft scam


Hyderabad: Three Iranian nationals have been arrested by the Rachakonda police for cheating people through an ‘attention diversion’ racket. The accused, who were facing financial difficulties due to the ongoing COVID-19 lockdown recently, would talk with victims about exchanging US dollars for Indian currency, and then trick them.

According to Rachakonda police commissioner Mahesh M. Bhagwat, the modus operandi of the Iranian nationals is was to show US dollars to the shop vendors & other gullible people, and to ask them for an exchange. After gaining their confidence, they would take Indian currency notes from victims, divert their attention by keeping them busy with small talk, and steal some of the notes by folding few notes together.

They would trick unsuspecting victims while counting money like that. Normally, victims would take back their notes from the offenders without noticing that few of the notes were slyly kept by the accused. The…

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