Cyber fraudsters defrauded a man from Hyderabad on a matrimony site for over Rs 40 lakh. The victim came in contact with a woman on the matrimony website and befriended her. The woman told him she was settled in Europe and would soon be visiting Hyderabad when they could get married.
Through Facebook and WhatsApp, the woman sent a few pictures and made video calls to the victim on a few occasions. According to the cybercrime police report, the woman told him she needed money a few months ago and took Rs 42 lakh on different instances for herself and for investment in some business. Believing her, the victim transferred the amount to various bank accounts. Later on, the woman stopped talking to the victim, who realized being cheated and approached the cops.
After registering a case, the police took up an investigation.