Woman lodges report over imposter on Facebook

Written by: mottaman | 13 Nov 2017 11:34
The real Sugeng and the photo posted on FB
Written by:
13 Nov 2017 11:34

A woman in Indonesia lodged a police report after she traveled more than 800km to meet her Facebook friend who turned out to be a fake.

Anah Syakila from Lebak in Banten, said she met a handsome man from Tulungagung identified as Rian on Facebook and had been in contact for about a year.

She said the first time Rian sent her his picture, she fell in love with him because he was handsome.

She said Rian had repeatedly asked her to come visit him, but she insisted that he come to Banten.

However, Rian recently told her that he was ill and Syakila then decided to visit him.

She traveled 860 km by road for 17 hours before she finally reached Tulungagung.

However, she was shocked when the man who came to meet her looked nothing like the one in the photographs.

Realising she had been cheated, she lodged a police report.

Police said investigations revealed that the man's real name was Sugeng and he had uploaded another man's photograph.

After questioning, Sugeng admitted he had used another man's photograph to get to know Syakila.

Police said Sugeng had since agreed to refund Syakila for all her expenses incurred coming to visit him.

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