Mangaluru: Woman loses Rs 4.34 lakh to facebook friend fraud


Team Udayavani, May 10, 2021, 5:08 PM IST

Mangaluru: In a shocking incident, a woman in Mangaluru lost Rs 4.34 lakh to a fake Facebook friend

It is said that the woman received a friend request on Facebook, from a lady identified as Sr Mary. After she accepted the friend request, she started chatting with the new friend.

The accused introduced herself as a religious nun, a resident of the United Kingdom. In April,  The lady told her she had sent a gift and insisted that she should accept it.

Later the victim received another text claiming it to be from the customs official. He said that the parcel was stuck at the customs office in Delhi and asked her to pay a custom aviation fee. The lady transferred an amount of Rs 28,000

Later, the victim received a consignment and when she opened the consignment she got a letter stating that the lady wanted to give another Rs 15 lakh. The victim sent a text to the lady to confirm it

The lady confirmed the letter and demanded an amount of Rs 4.55 lakh as a fund processing fee for claiming Rs 15 lakh.

Even after this, the lady demanded more amount mentioning the legal issues for transfer. She also sent a new account number. The victim became suspicious and called a media house for help. They immediately informed the cyber crime officials

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