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Woman Loses Rs 90 Lakh To Facebook Friend

Woman Loses Rs 90 Lakh To Facebook Friend

Posted On : Tuesday, June 11, 2019, 11:12 AM
A 52-year-old woman received a friend request on Facebook, from an unknown person. After she accepted the friend request, she started chatting with the new friend. The accused introduced himself as a pilot settled in the UK. They were in touch for more than a week. The friend told her he had sent a gift. He also said that the parcel had gold jewelry, a gold heart and $70,000 in cash. The accused told her the parcel was stuck at the customs office in Delhi and he even promised to visit her in a few days. He requested her to get the parcel released from the customs by depositing Rs 45,000. As requested by the accused, the victim first deposited Rs 45,000 in the agent's account. As soon as she transferred the amount, the accused started demanding more money. In a span of 11 days, she had transferred Rs 90 Lakh to different bank accounts in 23 installments.
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