Bengaluru: The cyber crime police arrested three people from New Delhi who cheated a city based woman of Rs 7.2 lakh by posing as foreign nationals and promising to send large amounts of foreign currency as a gift to her.
The accused have been identified as John Rajan, 27, from Munirka village in South West Delhi and worked as a hotel supplier, Prashanth Singh, 22, of Uttam Nagar in New Delhi and worked as a salesman, and K. Nagaraj of Kusumpura Pahari in New Delhi and worked as a daily wager.
Last year, John posed himself as a foreign national and lured the woman by promising her to send large amounts of foreign currency as a gift.
In one year, he extorted Rs 7.2 lakh from her, saying he needed it to get the customs clearance.
Based on the complaint filed by the woman, who is a teacher at a private school in Basavanagudi, the cyber crime police tracked the accused through call records from the victim's phone.
The gang targeted gullible women on social media by posing themselves as foreign nationals and extorted money from them by promising to send expensive gifts.
A police team went to New Delhi, arrested them, seized their bank account in Ujjivan Bank in New Delhi where the money were transferred and brought them to the city to investigate if they had used similar modus operandi to cheat other women.
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