Sunday, 25 October 2020
Three men who allegedly duped people by creating fake profiles of Facebook users, including a top bureaucrat of the Uttar Pradesh government, have been apprehended, officials said on Saturday.
The three was arrested from Govardhan area in Mathura district on Friday by the UP Police's Special Task Force (STF), the officials said.
Additional Superintendent of Police, STF, Vishal Vikram Singh said the agency had received inputs regarding cyber criminals creating fake profiles of Facebook users who used its messenger service to dupe people of their money."These cons created fake profiles or hacked Facebook profiles. Then they would use the messenger service to message the contacts of the user and concoct stories about being in need of money.