Fake Facebook account holder dupes people in the name of charity

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Crime Branch Kashmir has registered a case against a fake Facebook account holder who along with his mother was allegedly swindling money from the people in the name of charity.

The Crime Branch in a statement said, the fraudster had prepared a fake Facebook account in the name of Dr. Gull Javid of SKIMS Soura.

The fraudster gad uploaded a fake post on the Facebook Page asking people to donate money for a “kidney failure” patient.

Giving details the Crime Branch Kashmir said it had received a complaint alleging that a “Facebook Page of Dr Gull Javid SKIMS Srinagar has uploaded a post regarding one patient namely Asif Rasool resident of Batmaloo, suffering from kidney failure who needs hefty amount for his treatment.”

An appeal was made to the people by the said Facebook Page “to deposit their donations in account numbers 3665 and 3649.”

The Crime Branch said on investigation it was found that there was no such patient   suffering from such ailment. “Subsequently, a preliminary verification was conducted in Crime Branch Kashmir. During the course of verification, it came to fore that Dr Gull Javid  is not running  any such Facebook Page and  has never uploaded any post with regard to ailing  patient  Asif of Batmaloo Srinagar, suffering from kidney failure.”

The Crime Branch added: “It came to fore that bank account number 1112040100003665 and 111204010003649 uploaded on this Facebook Page is maintained/operated in the name of  Asif Nabi Dar resident of Samboora, Pulwama  and Mst Ameena Bano of Samboora Pulwama  at J&K Bank Polo View Srinagar.

“Both the accounts are being constantly credited since long with different amounts ranging from Rs 20 to 10,000.

“In this manner huge amount has been credited in these accounts and the amount so credited is being withdrawn on regular basis to ensure zero balance,” it said.

The statement said that it was found that accused Asif Nabi Dar in league with his mother namely Ameena Bano has managed to open the fake Facebook account in the name of Dr. Gull Javid and uploaded  fake post on the said page.”