Thiruvananthapuram: A woman from Vanchiyoor has been accused of duping a man of Rs 10 lakh by promising him a work visa to Canada. The 43-year-old complainant claimed that the woman guaranteed a work visa within four months, and he handed over the money to her in Feb at her office.
In May, the woman provided him with documents she claimed were for a work visa and demanded an additional Rs 93,000 for booking a ticket to Canada.
However, upon arriving in Canada, the man discovered the visa was valid for only one month, forcing him to return immediately.
The victim lodged a complaint at the Cantonment police station, leading to a case being registered on Friday under IPC sections 420 (cheating) and 406 (criminal breach of trust), along with sections 10 and 24 of the Emigration Act. “The case has just been registered, and we are currently verifying all the evidence presented,” stated a police officer.
Incidents of visa fraud are reportedly increasing in the district. A few days ago, two men were accused of cheating a woman of Rs 15 lakh by promising high-salary jobs for her two sons in Hong Kong. In another case, medical college police are on the lookout for a man accused of cheating several people out of lakhs of rupees by offering work visas to Poland. Additionally, on May 25, a 25-year-old woman from Kadinamkulam was duped of Rs 10 lakh with the promise of a job in the UK.

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