Lucknow, March 1: In a shocking incident, a Bareilly-based man duped a Hyderabad-based woman of around Rs 10 Lakh, by posing as a doctor belonging to Canada on a matrimonial website. As per reports, the accused identified as Mohammed Hasib along with his gang members set up a fake profile on the profile with pictures of an unknown and contacted the woman in October last year. Nigerian Dupes Delhi Woman of Rs 7 Lakh After Befriended Her Through Dating App by Posing as US Citizen, 5 of Gang Held.

The victim who was also on the website expressed her interest in the fake profile. Following which, they both started communicating on a regular basis and decided to marry each other. As per reports, the accused had told the woman that he had sent her Rs 1 crore worth gold and diamond jewellery through a parcel service, as reported by the Times of India. Another member of the gang the approached the victim's family posing as a custom official and extorted Rs 10.7 Lakh for releasing the packet. Surat Techie Loses Job Amid COVID-19 Pandemic, Dupes Online Buyers of Nearly Rs 1 Crore by Creating Fake Shopping Website.

Following this, the accused stopped all the communication with the victim. After releasing that they had been duped, the woman's family lodged a complaint with the Hyderabad' police. The cyber crime police then tracked down the accused with the help of fake profile arrested Mohammed Hasib from UP's Bareilly.

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