‘Blescoin’ scam: An IT employee was conned out of ₹91.75 lakhs by a woman cyber scammer on a marriage platform.

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Cyber Scammer On a Marriage Platform

According to the police, the complainant and the accused woman first met in February of this year when corresponding on a famous matrimonial site. A 33-year-old Pune engineer was allegedly conned out of ₹91.75 lakhs by a female cyber scammer who lured him with the fictitious assurance of marriage.

The victim is an Adarsh Nagar resident in Delhi, in this case, recently filed an FIR at Pimpri-Chinchwad’s Dehuroad police station.

The unnamed woman and her helpers have been reported to the police under multiple provisions of the Information Technology (IT) Act as well as Indian Penal Code Sections 420 (cheating) and 34 (common intention).

According to the police, the complainant and the charged woman first met in February of this year when corresponding on a matrimonial site.  The person complaining was seduced by the woman who promised to marry him.  The two then began speaking with one another on the phone.

The person lodging the complaint was prompted to make an investment in the ‘blescoin’ trade, as stated in the FIR.  Following that, the complaining party obtained loans totaling ₹71 lakhs from diverse banks, namely HDFC Bank, IDFC Bank, Bajaj Finance, and Axis Bank, as well as a loan app.

Then, the complainer subsequently deposited an entire sum of ₹86 lakhs (which includes the loan amount and personal deposits of ₹15 lakhs from a savings account) online from his personal account to other bank accounts starting in February on the accused woman’s orders, thinking that the money was being invested in ‘blescoin’ trading company.  But he received no compensation.

Subsequently, the police further stated that the accused woman requested him to invest an additional Rs. 10 lakhs to receive returns.  The complainant then made two further transfers from his bank account, totaling 3.95 lakhs and 1.8 lakhs.  But when he received no money back, he filed a complaint alleging fraud.

“The accused claimed to be a resident of Malaysia to the victim.  After promising him a marriage, she forced the complainant to relocate for fraudulent business.  The complainant is an IT company employee who works as an engineer.”  D P Suryawanshi, the case’s investigating officer, declared that an investigation was ongoing.

Indian Express

About The Author:

Yogesh Naager is a content marketer that specializes in the cybersecurity and B2B space.  Besides writing for the News4Hackers blog, he’s also written for brands including CollegeDunia, Utsav Fashion, and NASSCOM.  Naager entered the field of content in an unusual way.  He began his career as an insurance sales executive, where he developed an interest in simplifying difficult concepts.  He also combines this interest with a love of narrative, which makes him a good writer in the cybersecurity field.  In the bottom line, he frequently writes for Craw Security.

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