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Pune: 17-year-old threatened on dating site, transfers Rs 2 lakh to fraudsters

An FIR has been registered at Sinhagad Road police station by the teen’s mother. The boy, a student of Class XII, had registered on a dating website in February last year and come across the profile of a woman named Bibi, with whom he started communicating.

By: Express News Service | Pune | Updated: January 13, 2020 2:24:35 pm
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A 17-year-old college student transferred Rs 2 lakh from his mother’s credit and debit cards to online fraudsters posing as women on a dating website, after they started threatening him on various pretexts.

An FIR has been registered at Sinhagad Road police station by the teen’s mother. The boy, a student of Class XII, had registered on a dating website in February last year and come across the profile of a woman named Bibi, with whom he started communicating.

But sometime later, the woman started threatening the boy, saying she would inform the police that he was a minor.

The boy was urged to transfer money from his mother’s account, and after each transaction, deleted the messages from his mother’s phone. He transferred up to Rs 2 lakh from his mother’s account to the fraudsters.

However, his mother happened to see one of the messages of a transaction made in December last year. After the boy opened up to the family, they approached the police. A case was lodged under Indian Penal Code sections for impersonation, cheating and relevant sections of Information Technology Act, against unidentified online fraudsters.

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