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By Gandhya Senanayake

A suspect has been remanded and four others taken into custody after a scam conducted through marriage proposal advertisements in local papers came to light, the Police Fraud Bureau told Daily Mirror online. Further investigations are being carried out.

The scam had first come to light after a lady from Akurana, a government servant, who had advertised for a partner in the marriage proposal section of a paper, was scammed by the group after they befriended her. She had later lodged a complaint with the police.

After conducting investigations, it was concluded that the fraudsters had used marriage proposal advertisement in local papers to find unsuspecting victims. Later they had befriended their targets and scammed them out of their valuables and money, C.I Kodikara, OIC of the Unit Six of the Police Fraud Bureau told Daily Mirror online.

This scam had been carried out for a considerable duration, the OIC added.

Further, an ambush had to be set to arrest one of the suspects connected with the fraudsters, he has been remanded pending further investigations after being produced in front of the Maligawatha Magistrate, Kodikara, said. (Daily Mirror online)

  Comments - 7

  • Friday, 30 April 2010 08:52 AM

    Indecent Proposals?

    Friday, 30 April 2010 09:32 AM

    Con merchants, scams and fraudsters are nothing new - jobs, finance, marital, spritual, commercial, etc. etc. Sakvithi, Sicile to name few big time rogues. Many of these victims do not report the incidents because of embarrassment and fear.

    Friday, 30 April 2010 09:42 AM

    Indecent responses to Decent proposals.

    Friday, 30 April 2010 09:47 AM

    It is every ones responsibility to bring out such frauds so that at least we can reduce some frauds. And parents should teach their children about all the crimes taking place in each community. So that at least future generations will not see those types of crimes in our country.

    Friday, 30 April 2010 10:22 AM

    Any Honourable politicos or their goons among the arrested?

    Friday, 30 April 2010 11:08 AM

    Goode good

    Friday, 30 April 2010 09:41 PM

    Scams of all types will be surfacing, in time to come!

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