A fraud was cheating several men in Assam by collecting fund from them using the image of Karnataka Inspector General of Police (IGP) D Roopa and creating fake Facebook accounts.
IGP Roopa alerted the cybercrime police a few days ago, alarmed by the incident, Deccan Herald reported.
Sources said the fraud was sending friend requests in the name of ‘Sankholeena Sarmah Choudhry’ on FB using Roopa’s photograph and identifying as a civil servant.
I got calls from minimum 3 people from Assam today tht this FB link is using my pics,using female voice and calling people as me& cheating them. I have flagged it to cyber crime cell. I urge ppl be cautious,not give money to such cheaters .@CIDKarnatakahttps://t.co/LXE56NVaT6 pic.twitter.com/I8YLmZmGbL
— D Roopa IPS (@D_Roopa_IPS) December 16, 2020
The user collected the mobile numbers of many people, created a WhatsApp group and spoke to a few of them in a woman’s voice.
He also collected money in the name of charity. He subsequently created another fake FB account with the name ‘Pranamika Mahant using Roopa’s photos. ‘
People known to the officer informed her as they grew suspicious about the activities.
“I got calls from three people in Assam that an FB link is using my pics, calling people in a female voice, and cheating them. I have flagged the issue to cybercrime cell, and I urge people to be cautious, not to give money to such cheaters,” the IGP said in a tweet recently.