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.