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A 35-year-old woman was cheated of ?1.74 lakh ($2,330) by a fraudster who posed as a potential groom on a matrimonial website. The man claimed to be a project manager at a Turkish diamond firm and gained the woman's confidence before asking for her postal address and sending a parcel that claimed to contain foreign currency. The woman received a call purporting to be from a customs official who demanded ?38,500 for the parcel. The woman paid the money but was then threatened into paying more. An FIR has been registered and police are investigating.
The arrests were made in two different incidents on January 22 and 23.
Published on Jan 24, 2023 03:06 PM IST