Cyber ​​fraudsters ‘honey trap’ youth, extort Rs 71,000

Bhubaneswar: Cybercriminals allegedly trapped a youth in Odisha’s Khurda district and extorted Rs 71,000 from him, police said.

The victim Benudhara Muduli has lodged a complaint with the cyber police station in Bhubaneswar. Speaking to the media here on Wednesday, he claimed that he recently received a video call from an unidentified nude girl on his Whatsapp.

“Later I got a call from a person claiming to be an IPS officer, Rahul ji. He said he has nude photos and videos and a case will be filed against me. He demanded Rs 1.5 lakh to withdraw from the case,” Muduli said.

Fearing a police case, Benudhar said he transferred Rs 71,000 to the cyber criminals’ account numbers in four installments. Cyber ​​police officials said they have started an investigation into the matter.

This is not the first such incident in Odisha. Recently, a Bhubaneswar-based engineer was similarly trapped and lost Rs 25 lakh.

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