Gurgaon woman duped by ‘British man’ she met on Facebook
The victim alleged that the man claimed to be a native of UK and she started talking to him two months back. She said they had never met, however, they used to talk on the internet every day.gurgaon Updated: Jul 13, 2017 22:49 IST
A 26-year-old woman from Palam Vihar has alleged that she was duped by a man -- a native of UK --who befriended her on Facebook and promised to marry her, police said.
The victim alleged that the man claimed to be a native of UK and she started talking to him two months back. She said they had never met, however, they used to talk through internet every day.
The man told the victim that he would come to Gurgaon to meet her and her parents in July, she told the police. Last week, she victim got a call from a person who introduced himself as a custom officer at the Indira Gandhi International Airport in New Delhi and told her that her friend from UK has been detained as he was carrying pounds.
The caller then asked the victim to transfer money to her friend’s account immediately and she transferred Rs 2,14,930 lakh to a bank account which the caller mentioned to her.
Later, when she tried contacting the man, she couldn’t get through him on his Facebook profile as it was deleted. She told police that the man used her call her though social media and she never had her mobile number.
She filed a complaint with the Palam Vihar police station on Wednesday and also informed her bank regarding the transaction.
A case has been registered under 420 (cheat) of Indian Penal Code and 66 IT Act. “We have taken note of the matter and investigation is on,” said Parveen Kumar, station house officer, Palam Vihar.
On May 25, another woman, a resident of Ashok Vihar in Gurgaon, alleged that she has been duped by a man from Ukraine who promised to marry her and took Rs 30 lakh from her. She met him through a matrimonial site last year, the police said.
On March 20, the police had arrested a Nigerian for allegedly duping a Gurgaon-based woman of Rs 10 lakh after promising to marry her. The accused had allegedly posed as a resident of Britain and started interacting with the woman after getting her contact details from a matrimonial website.
Last year, on August 1, another woman was allegedly duped of Rs 62 lakh by a man who she came in contact through WhatsApp. The accused identified himself as Gorge Anderson from Scotland.
In another case, a resident of Palam Vihar, Amit Khurana had complaint to the police that someone had hacked his mobile phone and his bank details and made online transactions of Rs 1, 97,000 lakh on May 29.