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IT Employee Became Friend With A Foreigner & She Duped Him Of Rs 11 Lakhs

It’s very easy on a social networking site to fake an identity. Social media has been misused by some people to carry criminal activities. Cases of honey trapping has become quite common nowadays. Therefore people need to be very cautious while communicating with strangers.
Recently, a 37 years old IT employee fell prey to Honey trapping. Last September a girl called Sandra who posed as a foreigner send him friend request on Facebook. They became friends on Facebook and had long chats all day and night.
After a strengthened, friendship she told the IT employee that she is willing to come to India and asked him to guide him. As he agreed to help her, she told him that she will soon come to India.
After a few days he received a call from a guy who claimed himself as a custom official. Further the man told the IT employee that Sandra has been detained at the Delhi airport. She is carrying diamond jewellery, several smartphones, foreign currency and a laptop.

The man told the techie that if he wants to bail her out, he would have to deposit Rs 35000 in his bank account. Listening to this he quickly followed his instructions.
After receiving the money he demanded more money for her release. The techie made multiple transactions which summed Rs 11,43,500. After paying the money, the techie tried to contact Sandra but she broke all the contacts.
The victim realized that he has been duped by the girl who posed as a foreigner. Without any delay he filed complaint with the cyber crime cell of Pune Police. The Police has filed a case against the girl under IPS 419 and 420.
Inspector Anjum Bagwan told the media,
When there was no reply from the woman even after paying the amount, the man got suspicious. On digging deeper, he realized that it was a honey trap. Based on the account numbers given by the victim to us, we found that these bank accounts are from various parts of the country. We are now taking the help of the cyber crime cell to trace the fraudsters.”

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