The thug first befriended a 60-year-old woman on social media and then cheated her of Rs 3,98,75,500 on the pretext of giving a gift.
Online thugs are adopting different maneuvers to trap people in their web. Sometimes calls, messages and sometimes through social media are making people their victims. One such case has come to light in Pune, Maharashtra, where thugs cheated Rs 3.98 crore from a 60-year-old woman.
According to the police, this 60-year-old senior executive working in a private firm was caught by the thugs on social media and cheated him of Rs 3.98 crore. According to the police, the thugs have cheated the woman for Rs 3.98 crore through 207 transactions in 27 different accounts in the last few months.
Previous friendship through social media
Ankur Chintaman, the police official of Cyber Cell, said that in April 2020, the woman received a friend request on social media from someone living in Britain. After a few months after befriending the woman and gaining her trust, the man told her that he had sent her an iPhone as a birthday gift.
Such a fraud of Rs 3,98,75,500
In September, she made a large amount payment to the woman on the pretext of custom clearance of gifts at Delhi Airport. The thug called him as the representative of the custom, the courier agency of the custom and asked him to pay a large amount online on the pretext of having jewelery and foreign currency in the consignment.
Since September 2020, the woman has suffered a loss of 3,98,75,500 and recently realizes that she has been cheated and then the woman has made contact with the cyber cell. The cyber cell police has registered the case under the Indian Penal Code and Information Technology Act.
You should not make such mistake even by mistake
Nowadays the cases of fraud by doing friendship through social media are increasing rapidly. In such a situation, it is important that we remain vigilant and thoroughly investigate any unknown person before accepting the friend request. Many times it happens that we get impressed by looking at someone’s profile and without some thought, he accepts his friend request but doing so can be overwhelming for you. It may be that the person in front is trying to trap you in your trap through fake profile and then you become a victim of cheating. Therefore, do not ever accept the request of any unknown person and at the same time keep all your information private on social media.
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