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A 40-year-old man was duped of Rs 4 lakh by two cyber-fraudsters, both women, one of whom befriended him on Facebook posing as a US citizen.(Photo: Reuters)

Mumbai man gets a Facebook friend invite, loses Rs 4 lakh in elaborate con

Hindustan Times, Mumbai | By Jayprakash S Naidu
UPDATED ON SEP 17, 2019 03:40 PM IST
The businessman told the police he received a Facebook friend request from a woman from her Facebook page, ‘Lovely Karen’ last month. She said she was from Griffin city in Georgia.
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Facebook friend dupes Ludhiana resident of 1.6 lakh

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON AUG 31, 2019 12:58 AM IST
The Division Number 5 police have registered an FIR against four persons after investigating the matter for a year.
Participating in the debate on a motion to abrogate special status to J-K and split the state into two Union Territories, Namgyal said the people of Ladakh had been fighting for UT status for the last seven decades. (ANI photo)
Participating in the debate on a motion to abrogate special status to J-K and split the state into two Union Territories, Namgyal said the people of Ladakh had been fighting for UT status for the last seven decades. (ANI photo)

‘Can’t accept more friend requests’: Ladakh BJP MP after Article 370 speech

New Delhi | By Indo-Asian News Service
UPDATED ON AUG 08, 2019 12:27 AM IST
Modi on Tuesday said that Namgyal delivered “an outstanding speech in the Lok Sabha”.
The Mumbai cyber police on Saturday arrested three people – a Nigerian couple and an auto rickshaw driver from Navi Mumbai – for cheating a 57-year-old Mahim resident of Rs 74 lakh. (Representative Image)(HT File)
The Mumbai cyber police on Saturday arrested three people – a Nigerian couple and an auto rickshaw driver from Navi Mumbai – for cheating a 57-year-old Mahim resident of Rs 74 lakh. (Representative Image)(HT File)

Nigerian couple, aide cheat 57-year-old of Rs 74 lakh in Mumbai, arrested

Mumbai | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON MAR 17, 2019 04:23 AM IST
According to the complainant, the accused befriended her on social media in December 2017. The accused allegedly asked her for money under several pretexts. She transferred a total of Rs 74.20 lakh till June 2018.
(AP)
(AP)

Mumbai man creates five fake accounts, posts ex-lover’s photos; booked

Hindustan Times, Mumbai | By Jayprakash S Naidu
UPDATED ON MAR 15, 2019 11:32 AM IST
The accused would often show up at her new workplace, which ultimately led to a heated argument, the complainant said. After she ended the relationship, the accused threatened to leak photos they had taken when they were together.
The accused abused the complainant on WhatsApp, saying she gets work because she does “all kinds of faltoogiri (useless work)”.(Bloomberg)
The accused abused the complainant on WhatsApp, saying she gets work because she does “all kinds of faltoogiri (useless work)”.(Bloomberg)

The dark side of show business: Mumbai-based actor accused of cyber-stalking

Hindustan Times, Mumbai | By Jayprakash S Naidu and Kavita Awaasthi
UPDATED ON SEP 28, 2018 11:53 PM IST
The 20-year-old complainant alleged that the accused had posted lewd comments, calling the former a sex worker, on her Facebook, Instagram and Musical.ly profiles.
The accused allegedly posted morphed photographs and posted derogatory comments on the fake Facebook profile he had created.(AFP File)
The accused allegedly posted morphed photographs and posted derogatory comments on the fake Facebook profile he had created.(AFP File)

Delhi businessman held for creating fake social media profile of former tenant to defame her

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Karn Pratap Singh
UPDATED ON SEP 07, 2018 08:44 AM IST
Police said the businessman, who was arrested from his Uttam Nagar home on Monday, was angry with the 35-year-old woman because of her decision to leave his house and marry somebody else.
The accused, claiming to be a financial advisor, duped the elderly duo of ₹1.26 lakh on the pretext of investing their money.(HT FILE)
The accused, claiming to be a financial advisor, duped the elderly duo of ₹1.26 lakh on the pretext of investing their money.(HT FILE)

Man dupes 60-yr-old in Mumbai of 1.26L, gives out his number for sex chat

Hindustan Times | By Jayprakash S Naidu
UPDATED ON AUG 26, 2018 11:48 PM IST
The fraudster had earlier duped the elderly couple of 1.26 lakh. When the duo said they would approach the police, the fraudster created the fake social media profile.
A hooded man holds a laptop computer as cyber code is projected on him in this illustration picture taken on May 13, 2017. REUTERS/Kacper Pempel/Illustration(REUTERS)
A hooded man holds a laptop computer as cyber code is projected on him in this illustration picture taken on May 13, 2017. REUTERS/Kacper Pempel/Illustration(REUTERS)

Actor threatened on email, accused asks her to pay Rs 40 lakh

Hindustan Times, Mumbai | By Jayprakash S Naidu, Mumbai
UPDATED ON AUG 26, 2018 06:17 AM IST
The 27-year-old actress has done small roles in Hindi television serials.
The woman received a friend request on Facebook from a man, who identified himself as a foreign national, and within a couple of days of sending her the request, he took her WhatsApp number and started texting her, claiming to be in love with her.(Picture for representation)
The woman received a friend request on Facebook from a man, who identified himself as a foreign national, and within a couple of days of sending her the request, he took her WhatsApp number and started texting her, claiming to be in love with her.(Picture for representation)

Gurugram woman duped of Rs 1.34 lakh by man claiming ‘true love’ on social networking site

Hindustan Times, Gurugram | By Pavneet Singh Chadha
PUBLISHED ON AUG 24, 2018 04:53 AM IST
The man made repeated attempts to convince the woman that he was her “true love” and promised to send Christmas gifts. The woman was conned into transferring Rs 1.34 lakh in the garb of custom fees and conversion charges by the man and his aides, posing as officials of a courier company.
By the time police completed the investigation and filed an FIR on Tuesday, the woman had died in an accident.(Picture for representation)
By the time police completed the investigation and filed an FIR on Tuesday, the woman had died in an accident.(Picture for representation)

Online friendship that cost a Shimla woman Rs 30 lakh

Hindustan Times, Gurugram | By Pavneet Singh Chadha
UPDATED ON AUG 23, 2018 08:09 AM IST
Police said on Wednesday that the woman, who hailed from Shimla, had befriended a man on Facebook last year and was allegedly duped by him after he offered to send her a gift and settle in her home town for business.
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