Man Duped Of Rs. 14 Lakh By Woman On Matrimonial Site
- A 32-year-old software engineer was cheated to a tune of Rs 14.32 lakh.
- Reportedly, the incident took place between July and August.
- The fraudster demanded money to pay customs charges.
Pune: Another horrifying fraud case was reported from Pune, Maharashtra, where a 32-year-old software engineer was defrauded of Rs 14.32 lakh by cybercrooks. The man met the woman on a matrimonial website, and she pretended to be a non-resident Indian. According to the young man’s police complaint, he lost money to cyber fraud by paying customs fees and fines for foreign currency she brought with her.
According to reports, the incident occurred between July and August. The Chikhli police filed an FIR against the unidentified culprit after verifying the details. On a divorced matrimonial site, the victim stumbled across one message from the fraudster. The crime was discovered after the fraudster pretended to be an NRI woman and wanted money to cover customs fees. The techie stated in his police report that the ‘NRI woman’ informed him she wanted to visit India. In the meantime, he receives a call from another woman, who informs him that her ‘NRI acquaintance’ has been detained at the Delhi airport. Because she was carrying a significant amount of UK Pound Sterling, she was arrested by Customs.
In order to settle the problem, he must pay a fine of the specified amount. Following that, the victim made three transactions to bank accounts provided by the lady posing as a customs official. She then began demanding additional money, prompting the techie to file a police report. Cybercrime cell investigative officer and assistant inspector Pramila Kshirsagar commented on the entire affair, saying, “The complainant and his wife had severe disagreements and decided to divorce. He created an account on a divorced matrimonial website “she continued. The Chikhli police are investigating the case in order to apprehend the mastermind and her accomplice.