Man poses as prospective groom, cons Bengaluru woman of Rs 10 lakh | Bengaluru News – Times of India

BENGALURU: A 31-year-old Bengaluru woman was cheated of Rs 10 lakh by a man she met on matrimonial site recently.
Tara (name changed) from Raghavendra Layout, south Bengaluru, and employee with a private firm, told South CEN crime police on Monday that she had uploaded her profile on a matrimonial site in January to find a life partner and received response from a man identifying himself as Prem Basu. Basu evinced interest in marrying Tara.
“Basu claimed that he was working in London and would soon return to India. I later received a call from an unidentified person, who informed me that Basu had come to Delhi without Covid-19 negative report and foreign currency worth Rs 2 crore without any document and had been detained. The caller asked me to pay the money in the name of various fees to release Basu. I followed the instructions and transferred Rs 10,13,500 to them in multiple transactions,” she said. Tara learnt that she had been cheated as Basu’s number remained switched off later.
Woman loses Rs 1L while booking courier service

A 70-year-old woman lost Rs 1 lakh to cybercrooks recently while booking a courier to Chennai.
Reema (name changed) from Bellandur wanted to send a courier to Chennai and found a mobile number online. She called the number on May 5 to book a courier from her residence to Chennai.
The miscreant agreed to pick the courier and asked her to make payment through the link he would send. She believed it was genuine and entered the credentials of her bank account. Within a few minutes, Rs 99,998 was withdrawn from her account.

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