Woman Did Obscene Act With Middle-aged Blackmailed By Making Video Later Recovered Rs 1.23 Lakh
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Cyber Crime In Mumbai: In Mumbai, a recovery gang trapped a 54-year-old middle-aged man and extorted Rs 1.23 lakh. The middle-aged was lured into doing obscene acts on a video call with a woman and after duping her, he also blackmailed her using visuals. One of the fraudsters posed as a senior police officer of his Punjab and threatened him saying that a case has been registered against him.
facebook friend request of woman to man
In this case, an FIR was registered at Gamdevi police station on May 16. The victim told the police that on May 8, she had received a Facebook friend request from a woman named Komal Sharma. He accepted the friend request and the two started chatting on Facebook. The victim told the police that after this the woman asked for his mobile number and then both started chatting on WhatsApp.
Video call of woman came at 11 pm
According to the complaint with the police, at around 11 pm, the woman made a video call on WhatsApp. On calling, the woman acted indecently and lured the complainant to do something similar. After about five minutes, he hung up the video call and sent her a text message, saying he had recorded her video. After this, the victim was asked to send Rs 31,700, failing which she would upload the video on YouTube and other social media platforms.
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The complainant said that he had initially refused to send the money, but on May 13, he received a WhatsApp message, purportedly of a police officer named Rakesh Agarwal, stating that an obscene YouTube video was made against him. But complaint has been received. When the complainant did an online investigation, it was found that there is a senior police officer named Rakesh Agarwal in Punjab.
Contacted police on suspicion of fraud
The cyber fraudster asked the person to contact another number to remove the video. The complainant said that he called that number and a cyber fraudster asked him to pay around Rs 80,000 to remove the video. The person was also told that an FIR has been registered against him and he was asked to call another number to cancel it. When he called that number, he was asked to pay Rs 1 lakh and as per the complaint he paid Rs 50,000. When the fraudsters kept asking for more money, the complainant realized that he had been cheated and approached the police.
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