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Online Matrimonial Scams

These scams are on the rise and constitute a major proportion of Cyber Crimes in India. In 2015 there has been a 207% rise in Online Matrimonial Scams. These scams involve perpetrators who approach the victim with a marriage proposal on online portals and invariably furnish fake data. They follow the ploy of Nigerian scams and cheat the victim by false promise of marriage and then disappearing with the money taken from the victim. This is a punishable offence under Section 66D of the Information Technology Act, 2000.

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