Actor Akshay Kharodia, who was recently seen romancing Krystle D'souza in the music video Ek Bewafaa, is also playing one of the leads in Star Plus' ongoing show Pandya Stores. The good looking actor is being troubled by a person who is using his pictures as his identity and trapping girls from the last four years now. The fraudster has extorted around 20-25 lakhs from various girls by fooling them and threatening to leak their private pictures.
Now, talking to SpotboyE.com exclusively, Akshay opened up about the matter and also disclosed how no action has been taken by the legal authorities yet, even after his complaint. ALSO READ: Akshay Kharodia On Being Part Of Ek Bewafaa Song Remake Opposite Krystle D'souza: 'It Revives The Beauty Of The Song'- EXCLUSIVE
Akshay Kharodia revealed to us, "There are a lot of fake ID's who are using my name and pictures and are trapping people especially girls. I have heard the name of this guy named Ritwik Singh from people who have been doing it for a while now. I had filed a complaint 4 years ago about the matter, but there was no action taken. There was no response from the police or the cyber crime people." ALSO READ: Pooja Bhatt Exposes Fraudster Who Claimed Money In Her Name
The actor disclosed that the fraudster uses his picture and asks girls to send their nude pictures so that he can misuse them, "So what this guy does is that he pretends that he is me and then he talks to girls and makes them fall in love and asks nude pictures from them and then blackmails them and asks for money. So, as per the information I have received in my DM, he has almost done Rs 20-25 lakhs scam till now. I keep on getting emails and messages from girls from all over India telling me what is happening with them. Problem is that my page is not verified yet on social media so people don't know who the real guy is. These guys who do such scams choose weak hearted people and I don't know why girls fall into such traps without talking to them on a video call or knowing them well."
"When they get to know that they have fallen in a trap, I get messages from them saying that I made them fall in love and then ditched them. I just tell such girls to take a legal action against them. But unfortunately they are not able to do anything as they have shared their private pictures with the fraudster. So this guy takes the money from them and then blocks them. So I had filed a complaint about this but never received a reply from them and till now this guy has been doing such scams," added Akshay.
Kharodia is stressed as this has become like a routine for that person, "At the start, I used to receive one or two mails from such victims but currently I have been getting back to back mails and messages. The guy who has been doing this tells that his father is in police and that he had a girlfriend who died in a car accident and makes it all emotional so that these girls trust him."
Akshay has once again raised the complaint to Mumbai police on social media as he has been shooting outdoors for Pandya Stores, "As of now I mentioned his name and number on my story and tagged Mumbai police also so that they check into this matter. I am shooting out so I am not able to go to the police station and complain, so I did that. Also, my co actors have helped me in this matter by tagging Mumbai police so that it reaches till them and they look into this matter."
The actor also appeals to the girls to not fall in such a trap, "I would just suggest the young girls to not have blind faith in such random guys. If you are helping someone or even making friends with someone, first know that person well , talk to them on video call and then take a step maybe. How can you just trust on the basis of the person's pictures on social media. In today's time you can easily video call the person on any social media platform. So, please talk about this. If you trust blindly you will hurt yourself, your parents and also your image because if someone has your nude pictures today he will blackmail you, take the money and also you can't trust whether he will share the pictures or not. I can only do a police complaint and the girls will have to take precautions. So first they should ensure who the person is and then take a step ahead."
Image Source: Instagram/akshay_kharodia
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