Woman loses Rs 71,000 in online parrot chase
Posted On : Monday, July 2, 2018, 6:57 PM
A woman wanted a pet parrot so badly that she didn't take some basic precautions while trying to buy one online. She eventually lost Rs 71,500 to a fraudster. Shrija D, a 32-year-old pet lover from Vijayakumar Layout, Sarjapur Road in south-east Bengaluru, filed a complaint with cyber crime police seeking the arrest of the conman who played on her emotions and made away with her money. Shrija told police she came in contact with Bobby when she was looking to buy a parrot online. He shared his Facebook account and WhatsApp number with her and she believed he was a genuine seller. After haggling with Bobby over the price between June 21 and June 23, she struck a deal to purchase a parrort. She transferred the money through net banking to different bank accounts he suggested.