Gurugram, April 8
A retired Army Captain was duped of around Rs 5 lakh on an online chatting and dating website. An FIR has been registered at the Sector 50 police station against an online dating services agency, located in Noida.
According to the complaint filed by the Captain, a Sector 46 resident, he received phone calls from the online dating services offering chance of connecting with high-society women for companionship.
“Out of curiosity, I gave my consent to tele-caller Khushi who got me connected and forwarded my call to Tanya in Kolkata. All this happened on April 3. Tanya insisted that I should make payment through net banking in the form of joining fee, registration fee, information disclosing fee etc. On her insistance, I carried out the transaction of Rs 4,94,840. Soon after, I realised that I had been cheated and the money had been taken from me”, read the complaint.
Following the complaint, an FIR has been registered against the dating service agency and their executives under Sections 406 (criminal breach of trust) and 420 (cheating) of the IPC at the Sector 50 police station.“We are verifying the facts and the probe is on. The accused will be nabbed soon,” said ASI Dharmbir Singh.