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After Bengaluru techie falls prey to online fraud twice, wife walks out of marriage

"I can’t believe you could be so ignorant as to fall prey to cybercriminals and lose lakhs despite being a software professional." With these words, a Bengaluru woman recently walked out of her marriage. The 32 year old bank executive couldn’t digest the fact that her husband was duped by online scammers for a huge amount twice. Kumar (pseudonym) works as a senior software engineer in Bengaluru for an American software giant. In early 2019, after Kumar and his wife Sruthi (name changed) had their first child he began looking for greener pastures overseas. Cyber-criminals who are always on the prowl for victims like Kumar, lured him with an ‘attractive’ software engineer position in Dubai along with a promise of a home and a car. Kumar underwent Skype 'interviews' and 'tests', which he assumed were real. Then came a request  for a huge deposit to secure the job. In June, Kumar transferred Rs 25 lakh (about $35,000) in a few installments, believing he la