Thane woman loses Rs 5.6 lakh in cyber fraud involving foreign ‘gift’ | Thane News

THANE: A 34-year-old woman in Maharashtra’s Thane district was defrauded of Rs 5.6 lakh by a social media friend who claimed to have sent her a gift from abroad, police said on Tuesday.
According to a police officer, a woman residing in the Dombivali area was a victim of cyber fraud last month. The woman became aware of the deception and subsequently reported the incident to the police.
From February 5 to February 13, the social media friend informed the woman that he had dispatched a package containing precious items, including gold bars and British banknotes.
The social media friend asked the woman to send him Rs 5,65,000 for transportation and documentation charges to get the consignment released, said the official citing the complaint.
After receiving the money, the man stopped taking her call, prompting her to file a complaint. A case been registered but nobody has been arrested yet, added the official.
(With inputs from PTI)

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