Crime Branch Kashmir, Srinagar has registered a case punishable U/S 420 RPC, 66-D Information Technology Act against non-local cheaters for commission of a fraud through Face book and duping a person of Rs 83 lakh.
According to the details, Crime Branch Kashmir received a complaint, from one resident of Kreeri Baramulla which inter-alia revealed that he had developed friendship through facebook with a person by the name of Ms Rose Darbo.
The said facebook friend told him that she wanted to transfer funds to his Bank account from her Bank A/C maintained in RABO Bank International Pvt. Ltd London, for poor and needy people of Kashmir. The complainant was asked to transfer Rs 83 lakh on account of different charges, into different A/C Nos. The complainant transferred the said amount, into different Bank accounts but not a single penny was transferred back into his Bank Account. The complainant was thus cheated by the so called facebook friend. Consequently, a preliminary verification was initiated at Crime Branch Kashmir.
The enquiry conducted into the matter revealed that the Facebook friend of the complainant Rose Darbo, pretended to be from Liberia and currently living in a Refugee Camp in Senegal. She induced complainant on the pretext that her father had died and left 3.5 million U.S Dollars for her in RABO Bank of London and she wanted to transfer it into the Bank account of complainant for providing assistance to poor and needy people in the valley. The said Facebook friend under the garb of different charges/duties for transferring of that amount into bank account of complainant, induced him to deposit/transfer an amount of Rs. 1,16,232, Rs. 2.10 lakh, Rs. 12.0 lakh, Rs 3.0 lakh, 3.0 lakh, Rs. 6.0 lakh, Rs. 1.70 lakh, Rs. 2,35,000 Rs 1,90,000 and Rs 45,000, Rs 2.0 lakh, Rs 7.0 lakh, Rs 76000, Rs 1.0 lakh in different A/C No’s maintained in different names in various Banks across India. But in lieu of that nothing was transferred in to the bank account of the complainant, in this manner an amount of Rs. 83 lakh was grabbed in a fraudulent and dishonest manner.