Mangaluru: Cyber fraud - Lured by gift from Facebook friend, woman loses Rs 14.91 lac


Daijiworld Media Network - Mangaluru (MS)

Mangaluru, Nov 22: In an incident that has come to light with some delay, a man befriended a woman on Facebook and conned her of Rs 14.91 lac on the pretext of sending her a gift.

On August 5 this year, a woman, resident of Pandeshwar in the city, got a friend request on Facebook from a person called Rionardo Neil. The woman accepted the friend request. The man then got her phone number and started calling her frequently through internet. He later told the woman that he would send her a gift. The woman initially declined the man's offer.

However, on August 25, a woman called the complainant and told her that she was callling from a courier office. She told the victim that a gift parcel had arrived in her name and she needs to pay Rs 32,800 to get the same. Later another woman called her and introduced herself as a customs officer from New Delhi and asked the victim to pay customs fee, account information, GST expenses etc.

Having obtained all the above information, the woman posing as customs officer withdrew Rs 14,91,840 from different accounts of the victim on various days.

A case in this connection is registered in cyber crime police station of the city.

  

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  • CA girishkk, M'lore/DXB

    Sun, Nov 22 2020

    Between two bad virus - Covid 19 & FEKUISM... which one is worst....

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  • Dinesh, Dubai

    Sun, Nov 22 2020

    We can see the jobs created by our SARKAR ....... Everything is 100% fake after 2014 ,but we are clapping behind him because we are hypnotised.......!!!!

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  • Dinesh, Dubai

    Sun, Nov 22 2020

    When will I get my 15lakhs + 6.5 years interest ?

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  • Rita, Germany

    Mon, Nov 23 2020

    Dinesh Dubai,your lacs are safe in Bank only you have to send the bank account Nr,You will get with interest of past some years.Dont forget to give a party afterwards or a party before is still better.Some people will never learn ,hope she learnt now or waiting still for Parcel.

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  • JNB, Bejai

    Sun, Nov 22 2020

    My request and personal advice please do not accept any friend request from Unknown friend and also from known like name but without their profile picture.
    Most of the maroon's sends a friend request now a days without profile picture and to check about their info their profile is Locked! do we need friends like these????
    Last but not least in this world nothing is free so do not fall pry to their scams.

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  • Cynthia, Kirem

    Sun, Nov 22 2020

    JNB, you know another scary thing... Man unknown people (men or women) put up their fake profile pictures.. Boys put girls beautiful picture and girls put boys and catch their prey through fb and other social media. Some may not be foreigners but people from our own country with the foreign names. Best not to befriended with unknown people as you said. Only with the known people is best. We have our own people here... Not to fall in the ditch.. and get sprained and handicapped life long

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  • JNB, Bejai

    Mon, Nov 23 2020

    Cynthia 100% correct

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  • Flavian, Mangaluru/Kuwaitm

    Sun, Nov 22 2020

    In this digital era there exist some idiots .Looks like, this woman took a drastic/foolish step without the knowledge of her husband. May be husband was not aware of the fortune being held by his wife.

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  • Mangalorean, Mangalore

    Sun, Nov 22 2020

    In the first place, it's best not accept friend request of anyone you don't know and then fall prey to such scams. Now a days, social media scams are on the rise, we all should try to be viligent.

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  • k b r, Mangala Uru

    Sun, Nov 22 2020

    The fraudster did monkey baath with the woman and duped her...

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  • Mayur Kamath, Mangalore

    Sun, Nov 22 2020

    Hi everyone....
    In no part of the article is it written that the female in question is married. But people here easily imply that its husbands hard earned money.
    Whats the logic behind such assumptions.... Is it that women can have their hard earned money in a bank??? Can't a woman earn 15 lakhs on her own?? Or is that they feel homemakers / housewives dont work hard?????

    These kind of regressive thoughts are that holding India back. Change it and we will see a GREAT INDIA.

    Thanks for reading.

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  • Cynthia, Kirem

    Sun, Nov 22 2020

    Good point... Very much appreciated.... If a news comes about a lady, some of us scrub the ladies left and right just based on assumptions, knowing that culprit and cheater is the man only...

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  • Jossey Saldanha, Mumbai

    Sun, Nov 22 2020

    I lost my Promised Rs. 15 Lacks ...

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  • Kishore Kumar, Mangaluru

    Sun, Nov 22 2020

    ... at least be happy with Rs 8,160 /-
    (Rs 15,00,000 - Rs 14,91,840)

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  • Jossey Saldanha, Mumbai

    Sun, Nov 22 2020

    Kishore Kumar, Mangaluru
    You don't even know simple Calculation ...

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  • Mr Kamath, Mangalore

    Sun, Nov 22 2020

    First of all shocking that you fell for it. We Indians are trained to deal with scammers that's why Indian scammers try foreigners. I feel Indians should train foreigners how to deal with it. When I watch scam videos it's so shocking. How can foreigners fall for heavy Indian accent claiming that they are us govt officials..

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  • HENRY MISQUITH, India

    Sun, Nov 22 2020

    Don’t be fooled. A criminal’s/ hackers end goal is only ever to get your money.

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  • Felix Pinto, Koteshwara

    Sun, Nov 22 2020

    Greed leads invariabley to such loss. We must be alert to the fact that nobody does any favour in the present world without some hidden motive. If we check, we can find that almost everyone receives similar offers by phone, message, mail, etc. one time or the other. So, exercise extreme caution and don't fall into trap.

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  • Well wisher, Kudla India

    Sun, Nov 22 2020

    Dear friends
    I had received such fraud mails recently, and they were continuesly sending me messages stating that they have sent big parcel from UK with electronic items like laptop, I -phone, gold, perfumes, watches and cash money. After some days sender asking me to clear the parcel with customs duty and some other taxes, I understood his intension the day one itself.
    So guys beware and don't fall into such fraud traps. Don't loose Your hard earned money over such fraudsters.

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  • DS Shetty, Udupi

    Sun, Nov 22 2020

    Please Don't loose HUSBANDS hard earned money !!

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  • Cynthia, Kirem

    Sun, Nov 22 2020

    Provided that husbands should look after their wives very well with whatever income they have. They should not cheat their wives by showing fake income and deprive them from their basic requirements.... Secondly husband's also should not be greedy at the things which a fake foreigner shows to his wife. Without the husband how the wife can give such a lot of money ? For such unnecessary expenses husband should know where she wants to spend in lacs... Instead of blaming...

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  • Rajesh, Mangalore

    Sun, Nov 22 2020

    Need of education.Unbelievable, how they are blindly trusting the scammers .

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  • Mangalurian, Mangaluru

    Sun, Nov 22 2020

    The wife now can get full information on the husband's bank accounts...

    ...it is an opportunity then to pass on some of husband's money to the unknown Facebook friends.

    Who will now chase after the police: husband or the wife?

    Husband perhaps. The wife needs to get back to Facebook to see if there are any new friend requests.

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  • Cynthia, Kirem

    Sun, Nov 22 2020

    All are not same Mangalurean.... Simply don't blame... Just do survey how many married ladies are there and how many ladies have fallen for fake men in facebook?? You do this homework and let me know 😥

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