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Beware! You can lose lakhs of money to fake profile on matrimonial sites

IamCheated.com Research Team | March 16, 2020  11:05:am

Beware! You can lose lakhs of money to fake profile on matrimonial sites

Matrimonial sites help find your life partner online. People who are in search of life partners, register on these sites and create their profiles. In this busy lifestyle, a lot of people prefer matrimonial sites over other methods used to search for a life partner. There are many matrimonial sites in India and these have worked perfectly for many people.

While matrimonial sites have helped many people find their life partners; people have also lost lakhs of rupees to matrimonial frauds. Fraudsters create fake profiles on matrimonial sites with the intention of cheating people. They get close to the victims by providing wrong information and run away with the money.

See Also: Beware of People You Meet on Matrimonial Sites

Recently, a doctor from Hyderabad was cheated by a fraudster who posed as a divorcee and UK-based orthopedic surgeon on a matrimonial website.

A doctor received a message on her phone from a person who introduced himself as a doctor staying in England.  He claimed to be a divorcee and was looking for matrimonial alliances from any part of the world. He even asked her to check his profile on a matrimonial website which was dedicated to divorcee women.

Believing him to be genuine she started chatting with him. The fraudster informed the victim that he was going to visit India very soon and marry her. The fraudster told the doctor that he was going to send expensive gifts and articles through the courier.

She then received a call from someone who claimed to be an official of the customs department. The caller asked the doctor to pay Rs 7,45,500 towards customs clearance in order to get the gifts and articles through home delivery. Beleiving this to be true she transferred Rs. 7,45,500 to the mentioned bank account.  

After she paid the money, the fraudster who had posed as a doctor stopped receiving her calls. She then filed a police complaint. The police found that the fraudster was not in England and he was making calls from Delhi.

While the police were still investigating this complaint, the lady came up with another complaint. She said that a few days after filing the first complaint, she received a gift box from a courier guy. The gift box contained a password which was required to open it.  After the gift box was delivered, the UK doctor demanded Rs 5,00,000 to provide the password to the gift box. Believing this to be true she transferred Rs 500,000 to the mentioned bank account. To avoid this kind of fraud, you must never pay money to strangers.

See Also: Beware Of Online Matrimonial Frauds

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