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Woman arrested in matrimonial websites fraud case

Woman arrested in matrimonial websites fraud case

Mohammed Hussain


Hyderabad: Woman have been arrested by Cyber Crime Cell of Cyberabad Police allegedly cheating prospective brides through her matrimonial website and police seized- 10 Bank Pass Books, 16 Cheque Books, 34 ATM Cards, 2 Pan Cards and 7 Mobile Phones in Hyderabad on Wednesday.

While claiming to have busted two such woman on Wednesday. Police has arrested a 40-year-old Koram Archana who was permanent resident of Nellore district Andhra Pradesh. She was presently residing in a ladies hostel in Begumpet.

P. Rohini Priyadarshini, Deputy Commissioner of Police Cyber Crimes, Cyberabad said, “The accused Archana had cheated a USA-based family to the tune of. Rs.1, 50,000 over the past few months after befriending her through a matrimonial website. On realizing that, fraud was played on them they have lodged a complaint with Cyber Crime Police, Cyberabad for necessary action in the matter.”

Ch .Y. Srinivas Kumar, Additional Commissioner of Police, Cyber Crimes, said, “Earlier she was arrested for the same scam and was in Chenchalguda jail for more than 5 months and released in the month of December, 2018 with the assistance of an advocate.”

Chirra Ramaiah, Inspector of police said, “The accused native of Inamadugu Centre, Nellore, Andhra Pradesh State. She had done her MBA from SV University, after her marriage in order to meet her financial needs; she started posting fake profiles on Telugu matrimony sites with images downloaded from Google website seeking foreign alliances only. She was using foreign SIM cards and ‘voice changers’ to modulate voices to male and female.

Police said once the accused traps the foreign bridegroom or his parents she accepts the proposals made either by the bridegroom or his parents. After interacting with them for few days, she makes them believe that she came to India on a short visit from US. When the parents of the bridegroom shows to meet her, she place her demands in front of the parents of bridegroom and collects huge amount from them through bank accounts. Once the accused receive amounts from either bridegroom directly or from the parents of the bridegroom she stops responding to them.

The accused was using VoIP and other techniques to execute the cheating plan using an online services platform.

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