Hyderabad: Promising to marry a city-based woman, a cyber fraudster posing as a doctor working abroad duped her to the tune of over Rs 10 lakh. The woman was offered gifts and asked to pay money to release people stuck at the Indira Gandhi international airport at Delhi.
The victim, 42, a resident of LB Nagar was befriended by Vijay Singh on Instagram. He sent her a request to be a friend on Instagram during May 2019, claiming to be a doctor living abroad. After conversing for some days, he proposed to marry her. She agreed and asked him to visit India for the wedding.
Vijay told her that he would be visiting Scotland to perform surgery on a patient and would return soon. A few days later, he informed her that he had sent some gifts like a gold chain, iPhone, a laptop and an Ipad through courier and shared pictures with her, telling her that the courier would reach New Delhi from where she has to pick them up.
The woman received calls on her number from a stranger claiming to be a customs officer at IGI airport in Delhi, asking her to deposit money to release the parcel. Unaware of the fraud, she deposited about Rs 10.8 lakh in five bank accounts provided to her. She realised that was cheated when she was asked to pay Rs 5 lakh more and then complained to Rachakonda cyber crime police on Monday. Police have registered a case under relevant sections of the IPC and IT Act....