TURA, July 7 - A woman from Dalu on Friday lodged a complaint with the Tura Police after she was defrauded of over Rs 2.5 lakh by an Internet friend who �wished to send her money and gifts.�
According to the complaint filed by Dikme N Sangma, one Remy Moore sent her a friend request in 2017, which she had accepted. During a chat, Remy informed Dikme that he wanted to send her gifts and money.
�He asked me for my complete address which I gave. Some days later I got a call from a lady who said that a parcel had been sent to me, and that I needed to pay Rs 19,500 to an account to clear the papers. I deposited the necessary amount,� said the victim of the online fraud. Dikme got a call from another person who asked her to pay Rs 80,000 for the foreign currency deposited in her name. She paid that amount as well. �Later I got another phone call asking me to deposit Rs 1.6 lakh as taxes to clear the amount sent to me. I once again deposited the money. Despite so many payments, I have not received any parcel or money,� said Dikme.
Meanwhile, the SP of West Garo Hills district, Dr MGR Kumar, stated that a case has been filed under the IT Act.