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Delhi Cops Arrest Duo for Duping People On FB

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  • 2 arrested for allegedly duping people through Facebook.
  • The accused used to pose as FB Friends from London and sought money for customs clearance of gift parcels.
  • Police advised the public not to accept requests from strangers.

New Delhi: A team of Cyber Crime Police Delhi arrested two persons for cheating people by claiming that they need money to release a gift parcel from London that came for them but got stuck at the Delhi airport customs.

According to the Usha Rangnani, DCP (Northwest) accused would contact people through Facebook and earn their trust and became their friends. They would forward the profile to some African nationals and together they would chat with the victims. Targeting the victims’ financial condition, they would tell them that a parcel with gold, electronics or such valuables has come for them from London but they need money to pay for official formalities. They would impersonate officials from the Delhi airport and send photos of the parcel to gain their trust. Once they get the money deposited into their bank accounts they would switch off the phone.

Their crimes came to light when a woman from Delhi complained to the police saying that she was duped for Rs. 13 lakhs by the fraudsters. A team of officials, after a thorough investigation, traced the duo from Delhiā€™s Rohini area and arrested them. 4 mobile phones, 16 ATM cards of different banks, and SIM cards were seized from them. They advised the public not to accept requests from strangers online.

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