Mumbai: Dating app 'friend' turns sextortionist, dupes man to a tune of Rs. 4L

The said woman and her accomplices then extorted Rs 4.68 lakh from the victim, on the pretext of uploading the said video on the internet.

Somendra SharmaUpdated: Saturday, July 09, 2022, 08:09 PM IST
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A 23-year-old man has lodged a complaint with Bhandup police claiming that he had downloaded a dating app on his phone and through that, he got in touch with a woman, who made a video call to the victim and indulged in obscene activity.

The said woman and her accomplices then extorted Rs 4.68 lakh from the victim, on the pretext of uploading the said video on the internet.

According to the police, the victim is an MBA student and on June 30, he downloaded a dating app on his phone, through that, he sent a message to a woman on the app and they both shared their WhatsApp contacts as well. Later the same day, the victim received a video call from the woman's number and when the victim answered the call, he saw that the woman was indulging in obscene activity. The woman kept doing obscene acts for nearly five minutes following which the victim disconnected the call.

Later, the victim received a recorded video of the said call on his phone in which the accused woman sent a message to the victim asking if he wanted the said video to be deleted or to be uploaded on the internet. When the victim requested her to delete the video, the woman demanded money. The victim ended up paying Rs 4.68 lakh online, on different accounts, the police informed.

When the accused kept demanding more money, the victim informed his family and got an offence registered in the matter on Friday (July 8).

A case was registered on charges of cheating by personation, cheating and dishonestly inducing delivery of property, identity theft and cheating by personation by using computer resources.

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