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Woman Duped For Rs 3.98 Crore By Online Fraudsters For ‘GIFT’ iPhone – Here’s How

<p>In yet another social media fraud, a 60-year-old senior executive of a private company has been allegedly duped for a whopping amount to the tune of Rs 3.98 crore. The woman lost money worth over Rs 3.98 crore in 207 transactions to 27 different accounts over the last few months.</p> <p>According to the PTI report, the police on Thursday said the executive based out of Pune has been lured through social media after the woman was befriended by a man from Britain through a friend request on a social media platform in April last year.</p> <p><strong>READ: '<a href="https://news.abplive.com/health/stopped-for-no-masks-delhi-couple-arrested-for-misbehaving-with-police-1453791">Wife Doesn't Let Me Wear Mask': Delhi Couple Who Misbehaved With Cops Arrested</a></strong></p> <p>The accused befriended the victim and managed to win her confidence over a span of five months. The user pretended to send an iPhone to her as a birthday gift for which she was made to pay large sums on the pretext of customs clearance at Delhi airport.</p> <p>Later the fraudster called her again imposing as courier agency representatives, custom officials and demanded more money online for delivering the consignment as it also contained jewellery and foreign currency.</p> <p>The report quoted inspector Ankush Chintaman of the Cyber Cell saying the women ended up losing almost Rs 3,98,75,500 since last year, and recently approached the cyber cell only after realising she had been duped.</p> <p>The Cyber Cell police station has registered an offence under relevant sections of the Indian Penal Code and Information Technology Act.</p>...

<p>In yet another social media fraud, a 60-year-old senior executive of a private company has been allegedly duped for a whopping amount to the tune of Rs 3.98 crore. The woman lost money worth over Rs 3.98 crore in 207 transactions to 27 different accounts over the last few months.</p> <p>According to the PTI report, the police on Thursday said the executive based out of Pune has been lured through social media after the woman was befriended by a man from Britain through a friend request on a social media platform in April last year.</p> <p><strong>READ: ‘<a href="https://news.abplive.com/health/stopped-for-no-masks-delhi-couple-arrested-for-misbehaving-with-police-1453791">Wife Doesn’t Let Me Wear Mask’: Delhi Couple Who Misbehaved With Cops Arrested</a></strong></p> <p>The accused befriended the victim and managed to win her confidence over a span of five months. The user pretended to send an iPhone to her as a birthday gift for which she was made to pay large sums on the pretext of customs clearance at Delhi airport.</p> <p>Later the fraudster called her again imposing as courier agency representatives, custom officials and demanded more money online for delivering the consignment as it also contained jewellery and foreign currency.</p> <p>The report quoted inspector Ankush Chintaman of the Cyber Cell saying the women ended up losing almost Rs 3,98,75,500 since last year, and recently approached the cyber cell only after realising she had been duped.</p> <p>The Cyber Cell police station has registered an offence under relevant sections of the Indian Penal Code and Information Technology Act.</p>

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