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.

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.


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