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Exactly 60 people also fell victim to internet scams
and auctions in the region, while a further 42 had their identities stolen.
Postman Chris Wilcox helped a pensioner who was being inundated with scam
is perhaps of the highest magnitude in the recent history of Madhya Pradesh in terms of arrests made, deaths recorded and money involved - various estimates put the figure at over ` 2,000 crore.
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Mishra, who had levelled allegations of Union Minister Uma Bharti being involved, asked Chief Minister Chouhan to order a probe in the multi-crore Vyapam Scam
and also alleged the involvement of a powerful person in this case.
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Older people are falling victim to postal and phone scams
, such as asking them to send money to win prizes and callers claiming to be from official bodies asking for payment of bills.
Outlining the BJP's strategy during the forthcoming budget session in both the houses of the Parliament this month, Prasad said: "The federal government would have to take a decision on setting up a Joint Parliamentary Committee (JPC) to probe the spectrum scam
prior to the commencement of the budget session.
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