On July 18, 2017, he came across a woman whose user ID was ‘shompa76’ and introduced herself as Arpita from Kolkata.After a brief chat, the duo shared their mobile numbers and started chatting on Whats App and exchanged photos too.After a few days, Arpita sought his help as her father had been admitted to hospital and she needed Rs 30,000. A few days later, she requested for more money, stating her father had been admitted to BM Birla Heart Research Centre, Kolkata.Between December 15, 2017 and January 23, 2018, Suresh transferred more money in multiple transactions.He transferred Rs 19 lakh to Rupali Majumdar’s account and Rs 40.7 lakh to Kushan Majumder’s account.When Arpita stopped responding to his calls and messages, Suresh became suspicious and realized he had been cheated.Doesn’t good conversation actually make the sex that much hotter?I politely thanked him for his frankness, and hit “unmatch”.
The final mail from organizers to all its secret participants said something like this (not the same words)– “Guys, I am sorry to pull out of the event and I promise I will never try to organize something like this.BENGALURU: A 34-year-old Bengaluru businessman, who was trawling a dating website, lost almost Rs 60 lakh to a woman he had befriended online.According to the complaint filed with the cybercrime police, businessman Satish (name changed) had opened a profile on a dating website.This event, organized by a Meetup group that claimed it was the first time such an event was organized in Bangalore, had all the rules right.It charged 50% premium from males over females for attending the event. Each guy was promised to meet three females of their choice and each woman was promised to meet five guys.And yes – that you have to lean in extra-close to make that witty observation. I drank coffee in one of Koramangala’s many fancy cafes.I took new dates to one particular microbrewery so often that it became a sort of home ground. Funnily, for such a buggy, mediocre app, Tinder sure gets a lot of attention. On the other hand, every now and then, I’ll “match” with someone who’s super-honest. Take the case of the visiting researcher who just wanted casual sex – and told me as much within a few minutes of conversation.Cybercrime police say such cons have been happening for a long time.“In matrimonial and dating websites, cyber criminals pick aged or separated men/women looking for a relationship.As this event was organized for Bangalore’s niche social segment, I presume the attendees were educated and working in good companies with all of them having the good financial background.What worries me more is none of these women are bound to take care of their families.