Mumbai: A 42-year-old woman became the latest victim of online gift fraud when she lost Rs 6.25 lakh to a scamster who befriended her with a marriage proposal after posing as a captain from the Indian Navy.
The Kandivli resident arranged the money after mortgaging gold ornaments that belonged to her mother and sister. Charkop police probing the case said the victim’s mother and sister were unaware of the fraud till recently when they checked the ornaments on October 6.
The Charkop police’s cyber unit has sought money trail details from the bank to help them in locating the fraudster. TNN

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