Impersonator poses as Vidya Balan, tries to con people from film industry; FIR lodged | Mumbai News – DollarJob

Impersonator poses as Vidya Balan, tries to con people from film industry; FIR lodged | Mumbai News

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The police in Mumbai’s Khar have registered a first information report (FIR) against an unidentified accused who allegedly created social media accounts in the name of actress Vidya Balan and tried to scam people. The case was registered on February 19 after Vidya Balan learnt about the con and approached the Khar police.

An officer said that the accused had created a fake e-mail ID and Instagram and WhatsApp accounts in Vidya Balan’s name. The accused then allegedly used these accounts to reach out to individuals in the entertainment industry, asking them for money by claiming to provide work opportunities.

In her complaint, Balan said that it was only when a designer with whom she had collaborated in the past contacted her about having received a WhatsApp message in her name that she was alerted.

Later, Balan learnt about similar activities being done over e-mail as well as on Instagram with other people from the industry. In all the cases, the accused had demanded money posing as the actress.

Based on the complaint, the police have booked the unknown conman under Section 66(C) of the Information Technology Act and further investigation is underway.



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