Visakhapatnam: A fraudster, who posed himself as the Joint Director of Anti-Corruption Bureau with the Central Enforcement Department, was arrested by the city police for duping women with fake profiles on matrimonial sites.
Fraudster creates fake profiles dupes women
According to police, the accused was identified as Macharla Shyam Mohan, a resident of Hyderabad and former employee of a software firm, had trapped a doctor (divorced woman) in Visakhapatnam and took Rs 1 lakh after promising to marry her.
A divorced woman, who is doctor by profession aged 35, had registered her name on a matrimonialwebsitewww.jeevensathi.com to look for suitable match. She received a request on the site from one Macharla Shyam Mohan, who introduced himself as an officer with the Central Enforcement Department with Rs 50 lakh salary per annum and residing in Bengaluru. Later, the two began chatting regularly. Gradually, he gained her confidence and the two decided to get married.
Later, Shyam Mohan informed that he has chosen one house in Bengaluru for staying with her after the marriage and asked her to send ACs to install in the house. Believing Shyam Mohan, the woman sent two ACs to Shyam Mohan through movers and packers.
After receiving the ACs, Shyam Mohan avoided her phone calls. Realising that she was duped, the doctor lodged a complaint with cybercrimes. Based on a complaint, Inspector of Cybercrimes Police Station V Gopinath investigated the case and nabbed the fraudster. Gopinath said that Shyam Mohan had duped many women of various cities and collected money to the tune of Rs 10 lakh from them.
Police recovered Rs 70,000 from the accused and investigation is on. Police called upon the innocent people not to believe such fraudsters as the divorced women and widows were the prime targets on matrimonial sites.