We have noticed that matrimonial fraud cases are rising day by day, recently A young divorced woman was duped by a person through an online matrimonial site: Visakhapatnam Police
The woman was divorced and looking for a partner through online sites. Considering this to be her vulnerability, a person who claimed to be a fashion designer from USA sweet-talked her to friendship and slowly moulded her mindset to part with about ₹ 24 lakh. In another incident a young widow was duped to the tune of ₹ 60 lakh, by a person who claimed to a surgeon in UK.
Both the profiles that were uploaded into the site were fake ones and the police are clueless about their whereabouts.
In the last two years, there were at least 10 such incidents that were reported at the Cyber Crime Investigation Cell (CCIC) and in most of the cases, the victims were young widows or divorcees.
“Normally, women in such condition are a bit depressed and are gullible to sweet talk. And this is taken as an advantage by the fraudsters,” said Prof. NN Raju, former HoD of Government Institute of Mental Health.
According to the police, the fraudsters create fake profiles on matrimonial websites posing as software professionals or doctors or marketing professionals, settled in a foreign country, and target women who are looking for a second marriage.
Source: The Hindu News