Woman loses Rs 2.5 lakh to cyber fraud

SHILLONG: A woman lost Rs 2.5 lakh in a recent case of cyber fraud.
The woman, Dr. Ardina K Marak, in her complaint said she befriended a Jones Kennedy K Marak, who lives in the UK, on Facebook in July.
On August 16, she got a call from a person named Pooja Sharma who claimed that she was from the
Customs Clearance Service. Sharma told her that Kennedy was detained at Indira Gandhi International Airport in New Delhi for carrying UK currency worth Rs 200 crore and asked her to pay Rs 58,000 as penalty, which she complied with.
On further inquiry from ICICI Bank, it was found that she had deposited Rs 50,000, Rs 1.5 lakh and Rs 50,000, on three occasions earlier this month.
Cases of cyber fraud continue in the state despite repeated police directives against giving money to unknown people on social media.

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