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On WhatsApp, they got on a video call, and she recorded a video of him and edited it to make it look like he was in an inappropriate state. “Having heard about such cases before, the man was not bogged down by the threats given by the woman. He kept ignoring her demand for money. On August 14, he got a call from a person claiming to be an officer from the cyber crime cell of Delhi Police,” said an official from Powai police
While making video calls, people will not have to give their phone number to anyone on the platform, she noted.
Shah Rukh Khan recently video-called a 60-year-old fan battling cancer and promised to meet her soon as well as help her financially for the treatment.
The matter came to light two days after a viral obscene video purportedly of Congress leader and state health minister Banna Gupta triggered demands from the BJP for his resignation
A 60-year-old man lost ? 8.20 lakh in a sextortion scam after clicking on a YouTube video of a naked woman, receiving a notification to live chat and a video call. The senior citizen was told by a person identifying as a police officer that the woman had died by suicide and that he would be arrested if he did not pay sums of money. The man paid the fake police officer and transferred the money to various bank accounts. A case has been registered against unknown persons under sections 170, 420 and 506 of the Indian Penal Code and relevant sections of the Information Technology Act.
Updated on Apr 26, 2023 12:18 AM IST