Nigerian held for duping

BANGALORE: The Halasur police arrested a Nigerian for allegedly cheating a person by sending him phishing emails stating that the recipient had won Rs 10 crore prize money. The accused h

Published: 10th January 2012 02:59 AM  |   Last Updated: 16th May 2012 06:12 PM   |  A+A-

BANGALORE: The Halasur police arrested a Nigerian for allegedly cheating a person by sending him phishing emails stating that the recipient had won Rs 10 crore prize money.

The accused has been identified as Emanuel Johnson, 34. Police said that the complainant had received an email stating he had won Rs 10 crore cash prize. To receive the cash, the accused had asked the victim to deposit money. The victim lost around Rs 6 lakh cash that he had deposited in various bank account numbers. Soon, he learnt that he had fallen prey to tricksters and filed a case. Based on his complaint, police set a trap and asked the accused, who was in Mumbai, to come to the city to collect cash. When he came to the city he was arrested.

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