Bengaluru, September 7th (IANS) Crooks created a fake Facebook profile of the Karnataka minister for large and medium-sized industries, Murugesh R. Nirani, demanding money from FB users. Nirani, shocked by the development, appealed to his friends and supporters on Tuesday not to fall victim to it.

“I have noticed that some malicious elements have fraudulently created a fake account with my name on social media platforms and spread false messages. They are also asking for money. This is completely wrong,” he said.

“Please do not fall victim to such scammers and false propaganda. I am considering filing a cybercrime complaint with the police, ”said Nirani.

The crooks, after starting a conversation about a fake account held by the minister, demanded 10,000 rupees, claiming they needed money to transfer to a friend. The development has embarrassed both Nirani and the police cyber cell, which has now opened the case for investigation.


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