The cyber crime cell of Thane police is looking for a person or persons unknown who circulated a woman’s profile picture on WhatsApp with a caption falsely calling her a conwoman. The defamatory message has spread to Hyderabad, Nagpur and other cities through WhatsApp and Facebook. The incident has caused infamy, trauma, and sleepless nights to the woman and her family (names withheld), she said.
Noticed by the woman’s brother in September, the WhatsApp message about her said, ‘The above picture is of a conwoman. She comes door-to-door and tells you that she is from a gas company and has come to see if there is any problem with the gas. Then she will discuss other problems and will ask you if she can use the bathroom. Then she will hypnotize and rob you.’
Her brother said, “She is a software engineer and has never even been involved in any sales job.”
[Source: dnaindia.com, Sunday, 2 November 2014]