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Gang of foreign nationals arrested for duping women on matrimonial sites

Gang of foreign nationals arrested for duping women on matrimonial sites

NEW DELHI: Cyber Cell of Delhi Police has arrested a group of foreign nationals for cheating unsuspecting citizens in the name of matrimonial proposals. The mastermind made fake profiles on matrimonial websites. The victims used to contact these people through matrimonial profiles. These people used to win the victim's trust and then take money from them for customs clearance of the parcel or gift. The arrested accused have been identified as Raymond, Melody, Kareem and Osas, all residents of Greater Noida, UP.

Cyber Crime Unit of Delhi Police received a complaint in which the complainant, a resident of Pune, had alleged that she had come across the profile of one person "Tiwari Pandit" on a matrimonial website and they started talking to each other. After the person had won her confidence, he told her that he would be sending his personal luggage to her as he was residing abroad and then later, he would collect his luggage from her. Sometime later, she got a call from a woman claiming to be from the Customs & Excise Department who asked her to deposit Rs 24,000 in a bank account to get the requisite Custom clearance for the said luggage, which the complainant did. Later, when they started asking for more money, she got suspicious and refused to give the money. She lodged a complaint after realising that she was duped.

After technical work, the accused were found to be from Greater Noida near Pari Chowk. On this, the team conducted a raid at the place where two brothers Raymond and Melody were found involved in suspicious and unlawful activities by sending deceiving messages and e-mails through their mobile phones and laptops. Later, the other two accused persons were also arrested. All the four accused persons were successfully apprehended.

"During the investigation, the accused disclosed that they got the script to fool the people over the internet and social media. They used to make fake profiles on matrimonial sites by collecting information and photos from the Facebook/Instagram profiles of different persons and then cheated people on the pretext of marriage, said Anyesh Roy, DCP Cyber Crime Unit.

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