Fraudster creates FB profile of another cop

Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, October 10

Fraudsters have now started creating fake Facebook profile of cops to dupe people on their friends’ list. While a fake Facebook profile of a DSP of the UT police was created earlier, now a swindler made a fake account of a sub-inspector (SI) and sent friend requests to several people with an aim to cheat them.

The swindler created a fake Facebook account of SI Ashok Kumar and sent friend requests to people who were on his friends’ list. The SI came to know about the fake profile and posted a message on his real account asking people to be cautious.

Sources said the fraudster demanded Rs10,000 from a person but the latter didn’t transfer the money.

“I will submit a complaint to the cyber crime investigation cell,” the SI said.

Last month, some fraudster had created a fake Facebook profile of DSP Dilsher Singh Chandel and sent friend requests to people. While some people accepted the request, others ignored it. Soon after a friend request was accepted, the fraudster started a conversation on the Facebook messenger and requested them for financial help. The suspect mentioned that the money could be transferred through Google Pay.

Meanwhile, a retired Inspector’s Facebook profile was also created by a swindler last month. A cop from the cyber cell said people should not fall prey to requests of financial help received on social media accounts, including Facebook and WhatsApp.

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