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The Indian Gumtree salesman became entangled in fraud after police falsely shared his photos online

Innocent Indian man who found himself at the center of major fraud investigation after agreeing to send suspicious packages for anonymous man on Gumtree accuses police of ‘ruining his life’ by sharing photo online

  • The Indian Gumtree salesman pleaded for innocence after police shared his photos
  • The Adelaide international student had his photos posted by SA Police
  • Statement said Mr Singh twice suspected there were ‘fraudulently obtained laptops’
  • The statement has been pulled from social media, but his reputation has been ‘tarnished’

An Indian college student claims his life was destroyed after unknowingly committing fraud and becoming the center of a police manhunt while working for Gumtree

Mr Singh, who does not want to be identified, had his photos posted online by South Australia police in connection with two incidents of suspected ‘fraudulent acquisition of laptops’ on September 5.

He was employed above Gumtree to collect and ship parcels.

The statement showed Mr. Singh as a purchaser who picked up laptops from a parcel pick-up point in Melrose Park between July 14-30.

“Police are seeking help from the public to identify a man suspected of fraudulently obtaining two laptops,” the police statement said alongside two images of Mr Singh.

An Indian Gumtree salesman had to plead his innocence after being shamed online and entangled in suspected fraud because police falsely shared his photos

An Indian Gumtree salesman had to plead his innocence after being shamed online and entangled in suspected fraud because police falsely shared his photos

“Police are seeking help from the public to identify a man suspected of fraudulently obtaining two laptops,” the police statement said alongside two images of Mr Singh.

It was revised late to say, ‘Police have identified the man who was caught on CCTV at a parcel collection point in Melrose Park. Investigations are continued ‘.

The 19-year-old then had to report to the Adelaide police station on Sunday to explain his ‘innocence and ignorance’.

“My boss called me from an Australian phone number and paid me $ 60 a day for the days I picked up and shipped the packages,” he said. SBS.

Singh said the incident “seriously affected” his life and his mental health deteriorated due to abuse on social media.

He has received derogatory comments about his appearance and religion, and Mr Singh’s reputation within the Indo-Australian community has been ‘tarnished’.

‘It ruined my life. This news had gone viral within our Sikh and Indo-Australian communities. Although the police deleted this message, it still affects me and my life. A lot of people have shared screenshots of the post on social media and WhatsApp, ” said the 19-year-old.

While he understands why he may have been a suspect, Mr. Singh said, “it doesn’t give arbitrary people the right to judge me and call me a criminal.”

Mr Singh said the incident has 'seriously affected' his life and his mental health has deteriorated as a result of abuse on social media (photo)

Mr Singh said the incident has 'seriously affected' his life and his mental health has deteriorated as a result of abuse on social media (photo)

Mr Singh said the incident has ‘seriously affected’ his life and his mental health has deteriorated as a result of abuse on social media (photo)

South Australia police have confirmed they spoke to a 19-year-old in connection with “two separate cases of deception.”

“On September 5, a press release and a Facebook post were published with an image of a suspect and a request for public assistance to identify the depicted man,” said a police spokesman. ‘

A number of comments on the Facebook post have been removed for violation of their standards.

The spokesperson said the press release and Facebook post were removed after Singh was identified.

SA police are still investigating the matter.

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