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Mangaluru: Facebook friend swindles Rs 21.65 lac from Puttur woman


Daijiworld Media Network - Mangaluru (MS)

Mangaluru, Mar 12: In a fraud case that has come to light, in which a stranger cheated a woman from Puttur to the tune of Rs 21.65 lac. A case in this regard is registered in the CEN (Cyber Crime, Economic offences and Narcotics) police station of the city.

It is said that the fraudster, who got acquainted with the lady on Facebook used to send messages on her Whatsapp. After some time, the fraudster told the woman that he will send her gold and mobile by parcel courier.

Later, the same person impersonated as an airport official of Delhi and called the lady and told that she has received UK Pounds and asked her to send money for clearance and tax. The gullible woman sent the stranger money from her three bank accounts on 12 different occasions to the various accounts mentioned by the trickster.

It is really strange that people are still falling for the trap laid by such online fraudsters despite repeated warning by the police department.


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  • J.F.D SOUZA, Attavar, Mangalore

    Wed, Mar 13 2019

    Too much trust and belief on unknown persons is too bad. See the result. Gengila ijji. Genjik padna kaila ijji. Ancha aand

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  • MOHAN D.KUMAR, MANGALORE

    Wed, Mar 13 2019

    Ooh...Bajjeida kaas darmogu ponde, ah kaasunu Sri Ram School Kalladka gu korthnda papda jokulena blessing andala thikudu.

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  • Shilpa, Mangaluru

    Wed, Mar 13 2019

    Same Story even my friend told me long back.. even she was cheated in a same way .. even she got a call from fake person saying that her parcel is arrived and she has to pay tax. she thinking that parcel contains gold and other valuable items she gave money and got cheated.. and after few days one more friend told me the same issue and i warned her before she sent the money to a fraudster..

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  • Augustine Daniel DSouza, Udupi Mumbai STATE OF KUWAIT.

    Wed, Mar 13 2019

    Why this Puttur woman trusted this Stranger. losing her Rs. 21.65 lacks. This only happens in Nigeria because this country is SCAM & FRAUD people are there, they cheat innocent people.

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  • Aparna Thingalaya, Udupi

    Wed, Mar 13 2019

    Real story may be twisted...!!!

    May be she send he personal snaps later she was threatened & black mailed by stranger...!!!!

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  • JNB, Mangalore_mumbai

    Wed, Mar 13 2019

    why she sends pictures like that to anybody?

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  • Shankar, Mangaluru

    Wed, Mar 13 2019

    What an innocent question!!!

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  • Af,,, Mangalore

    Wed, Mar 13 2019

    Some womans are always busy in mobiles see the greate work she has done, how can she got duped 12 diffrent times, dal me kuch kaala hai.

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  • Shankar, Mangaluru

    Wed, Mar 13 2019

    "The gullible woman sent the stranger money from her three bank accounts on 12 different occasions to the various accounts mentioned by the trickster."

    Could be something more than what is told. The woman must have sent some of her pictures and the guy would have been blackmailing her!! Otherwise, why 12 times, to different accounts?

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  • Cynthia, Kirem

    Wed, Mar 13 2019

    Shankar, I do agree with your comment... It may be true.. We get to read some incidents like that.. Why our ladies believe unknown people inspite of the warning messages sent by the crime branch.? Our ladies cannot make good friends whom they know personally? Some think, if they come across one foreigner means they think heaven is in their hands.. We don't give ten rupees to a needy person or tip to the waiter who serve in a restaurant or to an auto driver or at least to a beggar who is handicapped or with leprosy. .. Little common sense.. Instead of giving this much huge amount to an "ajnabi", she could have bought gold by that money from the goldsmith of her locality. Some people are not ready to help their own siblings in their difficult times but ready to transfer such a huge amount ...... Really painful

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  • Ronald D, Udupi

    Wed, Mar 13 2019

    Same story and similar procedure with my highly educated friend who parted 3 times more than her. When I came to know, stopped him from paying further. He was not ready to believe me. They hypnotize and brainwash the victim so that they will keep it a secret until last possible minute. Many such stories may save some future victims. Those with reading habits and general or social knowledge may be less vulnerable to such ploys! Those in marketing, sales, admin are safe compared to those in technical fields.Filing a FIR will take few days until then Kaliya will be out of country and his associates from North India will provide him new phone numbers to fool more people!
    There must be few hundred such stories in India and I believe many are not reported and even if reported do not remember anyone being caught! Is it so difficult to nab them.

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  • jr, MANGALORE

    Wed, Mar 13 2019

    MORE OFTEN WOMEN IN OUR FAMILY DON'T BELIEVE US AND DOES NOT REVEAL THE TRUTH TILL SUCH TIME THEY REACH INSIDE CHAKRAVYUHA.
    THEREAFTER THEY BLAME US AS GOOD FOR NOTHING IF THEY COULD NOT COME OUT OF THE PROBLEM. WHAT TO DO. WE LEAVE IT ALL TO FATE.

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  • Rathan, Mangalore

    Wed, Mar 13 2019

    Some chors lost job after 2014 as the Govt is strong. Now they try this type that too in a state where chorbandhan itself indulging in such acts with the general public

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  • Amith, NAGPUR

    Wed, Mar 13 2019

    Indeed Strong GOBERMENT to do the CHORI!!!! Kyonki, Chowkidar "CHOR" hai.

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  • Sanjay, Hebri

    Wed, Mar 13 2019

    Chors will find new way to do chori, people should be cautious.

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  • Mangalurian, Mangaluru

    Wed, Mar 13 2019

    Women have always trusted the strangers.

    But not the known/local people.

    There is always the buzz with the strangers.

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  • Jossey Saldanha, Mumbai

    Wed, Mar 13 2019

    Zamana FEKU Hai ...

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  • Rita, Germany

    Wed, Mar 13 2019

    Can only say how foolish she was .without knowing his /her FB,friend ,simply sending money in that amount on what basis I cant understand.Does she dont have any persons at home or consult ?Now what is the use of filing case against whoom?Some women when they hear gold,mobile etc.simply getout of their understanding .probably exactly so happened.sad .Hope she has learned her lesson now.

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  • Anil, Dubai

    Tue, Mar 12 2019

    everywhere fake.. !!! specially after year 2014... !!

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  • Joseph, Qatar

    Tue, Mar 12 2019

    The lady must have opened her mouth a wee bit more (spilled a lot about her personal stuff ...wealth, family background etc. etc. ) and sent hints which surely must have given this guy lots of time to work up his ploy. But the million dollar question is how do these fraudsters know so much about strangers. I suspect it's an inside job.

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  • Salah, AUH

    Tue, Mar 12 2019

    Folks, recently I watched a documentary related to this kind of scam. Predominantly this kind of frauds are committed by Ghanian and Nigerian unemployed youths who spend long hours in cyber cafes enticing women from different part of the world.
    One thing got my attention in this whole documentary was use of black magic. It may sound weird or funny, but trust me these people use black magic to cast spell on their victims to make them send money. Even I used to wonder how on earth despite having good education these women are becoming easy targets.
    Please check ABC News Australia 's documentary related to this scam which may give you some more inisght.

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