A fake Instagram account created in the name of Karnataka's IGP Roopa Moudgil has been trying to lure money from people. Moudgil was accused of collecting donations from social media users without providing proper details. Reportedly, the IPS officer was shocked to learn of such an accusation and found out that a cyber fraud was taking place in her name.
The fake social media account was a fan page which had photos of Moudgil. One of the posts requests money for "destitute women". Speaking to The News Minute, the IGP said that she does not have an Instagram account and the photos shared on it were taken from her Facebook page. Fake IAS Officer Who Asked SP to Get Work Done Arrested.
Moudgil took to Twitter clarifying that she does not operate the Instagram account. The tweet reads, "This is not my account. I'm not on Instagram. This is brought to my notice only now. Will complain to Cybercrime police station @CIDKarnataka . Meanwhile, request those on @instagram to report this issue."
Check out IGP Roopa Moudgil's tweet below:
This is not my account. I'm not on Instagram. This is brought to my notice only now. Will complain to Cyber crime police station @CIDKarnataka . Meanwhile request those on @instagram to report this issue https://t.co/DBYNDzzTog
— D Roopa IPS (@D_Roopa_IPS) December 28, 2018
The report quotes her as saying, "I don’t have an Instagram account. It came to my notice when someone tweeted to me screenshots of the money that was being collected by someone pretending to be me. The money was being sent to a PayTM account." She also said that donations of Rs 200 and Rs 500 were made multiple times through the account. Interpol, FBI, and Canada Police Busted 25 'Fake Call Centres' in Noida, 300 Cyber Thugs Held.
Moudgil has sent a complaint to the Cyber Crime Police requesting them to trace the owner of the fake account. Reportedly, the Cyber Crime Police have registered an FIR under sections 420 (cheating), 419 (cheating by impersonation) of the IPC and sections 66(c) (punishment for identity theft) and 66(d) (cheating by impersonation using computer resource) of the Information Technology Act.