Surprise, surprise, surprise. This time police has arrested a criminal before he would fly to some unknown destination after plundering multitude of people. According to the not-so-venerable police, Syed Sibtul Hassan Shah a.k.a Double Shah with his 10 side kicks have been arrested from their home, while they were in the preparations to escape away.
Double shah started his scam two years ago and he deceived people to vow to double their money in just 15 days. After 15 days, he raised his time period to 1 month, then 2 months and 10 days, and then when the hue and cry of affected got too loud, he raised it to 3 months. After 3 months, he just stopped returning calls and was about to vanish in thin air, when police captured him in the nick of time. Another ironic thing which surfaced is that many top police and other officers had their account with him and some even reaped the rewards.
Scams like these aren’t new and every now and then, we hear news about it, sometime on small scale and sometime on large scale. But the number of affectted is growing day by day. Why this happens? Is it due to poverty? or due to sheer greed? or due to ignorance or due to the combinations of all these?