The number of people in India who use online dating apps and websites is increasing. Compared to recent years, there has been a significant increase in the number of users of online dating apps and websites. Online dating? Be cautious; you will lose your money.
The number of people in India who use online dating apps and websites is increasing. Compared to recent years, there has been a significant increase in the number of users of online dating apps and websites. These applications and websites function as a conduit for users to find the perfect match.
Due to the popularity of these websites, dating scams are on the rise. Criminals threaten users of these websites to defraud them of their hard-earned money.
Recently, an online fraudster defrauded a chartered accountant (CA) in Powai of Rs 3.2 lakhs on the pretext of assisting him in finding a life partner through an online shopping portal. As a result, it is essential to exercise caution when using online dating sites.
Several months ago, a CA who had been divorced twice was on the lookout for a life partner. That is when he discovered locanto.com, a dating website. He created an account on that website by providing all the required details. After registering, he discovered several contact numbers and attempted to call them. However, he never received a response from them.
A few days later, he got a call from a woman who inquired as to the kind of woman he preferred to date. He expressed a preference for Bengali women. The caller requested his Aadhaar card number.
A few hours later, the lady called and demanded Rs 830 for registration fees. She also sent him photos of four different women from which he selected one. After selecting the photograph, the caller demanded Rs 18,700 for the lady's contact information.
He immediately transferred the funds and got the woman's contact information. They quickly struck up a conversation, and she invited him to dinner. The lady declined to meet with him and demanded Rs 49,000 in advance as an agreed fee. The lady agreed to meet him and set a date after she paid the agreed fee. She then requested another Rs 64,000 from the victim, which he did. A day before their scheduled meeting, the lady requested payment of Rs 40,000 once more.
The victim paid Rs 2.31 lakh to meet the lady he chose, but he was never able to meet her because she was canceling the meeting. He expressed his dissatisfaction with this to the lady who had given him the photos. He was then instructed to contact an individual who demanded Rs 70,000 in order to file a complaint. In total, he paid Rs 3.2 lakhs to fraudsters.
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