The police authorities of Guntur have busted an online racket run by an individual named Suman Reddy from Prakasham district. By creating fake profiles in the name of women on a dating site called Locanto, Suman has cheated 507 people and fraudulently earned Rs 21.58 lakh in last six months.
A police complaint was recently filed at the Nagarapalem station by Brodipet based P Jagadish for defrauding him Rs 19,500. The investigation into the case revealed some interesting facts about Suman, who finished his M.Tech from a private college in Karnataka. He was operating this scam from Bangalore and six months ago, Suman was also cheated in similar fashion by an online dating site. Unfortunately, Suman drew from his experience and began to deceive many hundreds of credulous people by posing as a woman.
The Guntur Urban SP, Vijaya Rao, while describing about the case said that: "Suman had collected money through some digital payment applications like Pay TM, Phone Pe and Bhim. After getting the money, he used to switch off the mobile and block those SIM cards."
The Police officials, who nabbed the criminal, gathered three mobile phones, Rs 8 lakh cash, a car and lap top from him. Heâ€™s submitted before the local court on Friday and sent him to remand as per the court order. Dating sites, these days, are in high demand across the country & some gullible people are being targeted and cheated by such organized crimes.