A WOMAN claims to have been the victim of marriage scam after finding out her husband was a woman in disguise after 10 months of their relationship.
The victim, identified by her initials NA, claims to have been swindled out of £16,537 and decided to share her story on social media after the case made headlines.
It comes after the defendants, who are identified by their initials AA, appeared in Indonesia’s Jambi District Court on Tuesday (June 14).
She claimed that she met the scammer on a dating app in May 2021, and AA allegedly said it was about a man who was a US-trained surgeon.
They also claimed to be a coal entrepreneur who had recently converted to Islam and was looking for a wife.
Three months later, the couple were married in a nikah siri arrangement recognized by religion but not by the state.
Nikah Siri, which literally means “secret marriage”, is used in Indonesia for unregistered marriages.
Siri derives from the Arabic term meaning ‘secret’ and while such marriages are often conducted in secret, they are recognized in Islam.
They could not hold a state-sanctioned wedding because the groom could not provide the required civil documents.
The newlyweds lived in the victim’s family home for several months.
During this time, however, her parents became suspicious of AA’s continued requests for money and were unable to provide any evidence of his impressive credentials.
However, the scammer’s family members and friends always supported his career claims, according to Coconuts.
The family claimed they were scammed out of £16,000
To avoid further family questioning, the scammer took her bride from her family to Lahat, South Sumatra.
She was then locked in the house for several months and was not allowed to talk to others.
Her “husband” also controlled her finances.
In April, NA’s concerned mother contacted Jambi police, who tracked the couple down to Lahat.
During police interrogation, AA was revealed to be a woman whose real name bears the initials EY.
During the 10 months of their marriage, the family claimed they were cheated out of IDR 300 million which equals to £16,537.
After being questioned about her sex life on social media, the victim said her “husband” always turned off the lights and blindfolded her before sex.
The scammer told police she used her hands to please her wife, but the victim said she was certain EY used penetrative sexual devices during the lovemaking process.
NA also claimed that EY tried to murder her by telling her to jump into a river even though she knew she couldn’t swim.
The victim’s parents have reported EY to authorities for fraud in education, which could be the first of many charges against her, which could face up to 10 years in prison.
The trial for this lawsuit is in Jambi District Court.
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