Dating apps become a warehouse for online crooks
A 45-year-old software engineer lost Rs 37.3 lakh to online scammers after he was promised a premium membership on the dating app. Victim, Raghupathy, a resident of Seva Nagar in Kammanahalli, while surfing the net came across an online encounter
An unidentified person claiming to belong to the dating site called him and lured him to pay for membership and since then he has started paying money for various fees from his SBI account. He spent all his savings and even borrowed money from his friend to pay until April 2021. He soon realized that he had been duped and when his friends started harassing him to repay the loan. money, Raghupathy approached the eastern cybercrime division police station and filed a complaint. Police have obtained the bank details to which the money was transferred online and efforts are being made to locate the accused.
In a similar incident, a 26-year-old private company employee was trapped by one of his wives
from him. When the ransom demand increased and the victim could not endure the harassment, Deepak from
Whitefield Police are now trying to locate the accused based on details of where the money was transferred. It will be recalled that Whitefield cybercrime police dismantled a similar racketeering and arrested two people from Rajasthan in April this year for blackmailing and extorting money from a 26-year-old.