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Gang uses matrimonial site to dupe Indian woman of Dh185,000

Panaji - The investigation revealed that an organised gang of criminals with fake identities was behind the crime.



By ANI

Published: Wed 13 Jan 2021, 8:57 AM

Last updated: Wed 13 Jan 2021, 8:58 AM

A joint team of cybercrime officials from the Goa and Delhi Police on Tuesday arrested two Delhi-based Africans who allegedly duped a woman from Goa of Rs37 lakh (Dh185,820) by luring her through a matrimonial site.

“The victim lodged a complaint at the Cyber Crime Police station in which she stated that one person had proposed her for marriage on a matrimonial website by creating a fake profile,” police statement said.

The imposter, who posed as a doctor in a foreign country, allegedly lured the woman by telling her that he would be sending expensive gifts and thereafter, on the pretext of custom clearances for these foreign gifts, the criminals defrauded the victim of a total of Rs37 lakh, police said.

As soon as the victim realised she was duped, she registered a complaint with the police. The investigation revealed that an organised gang of criminals with fake identities was behind the crime.

Identified as Tsoupa Sebastien from Cameroon and Senehuoun Franck from Ivory Coast, the two accused were residing in Mehrauli area in the national capital, police said.

Several mobile phones and SIM cards issued on fake identities were seized from the accused along with the database of 650 people whom they defrauded.

Photo: Alamy
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