Nigerians and Naga Held for Fraud

Published: 10th July 2015 05:31 AM  |   Last Updated: 10th July 2015 05:31 AM   |  A+A-

HYDERABAD:  Cyber crime police of Central Crime Station (CCS) arrested two Nigerians and a woman from Nagaland in Delhi for allegedly duping two city-based women of `70 lakh through matrimonial websites.

The two Nigerian men - Bob and Bawo Hilary - and the Naga woman Leniya Magh were arrested by the Cyber Crime Police.

According to police, Bob had put up his fake profiles on different matrimonial sites. Posing as a rich man, he used to contact rich women and software engineers from India and propose to them.

“He used to lure women by introducing himself as a rich man with a good profession. Later, he lied to the women that he was sending some expensive gifts to them,” the police said.

Leniya would later come into the picture and introduce herself as a customs officer or an IMF personnel. She asked victims to deposit money as customs tax and obtain an anti-terrorist certificate after getting the parcel. “The victims deposited money and were duped,” the police added.

The gang duped three women using this method.Police also found that Bob was involved in an SMS lottery fraud. The accused sent text messages to people using bulk SMS system stating that they had won prizes in a lottery. If anyone replied, he collected an amount in the name of taxes and transportation fee for the prize money. After receiving the details of the customers including their phone numbers, Bob used to call and request them to pay tax to deliver the prize. The account numbers submitted by his agents would be passed on to the customers and they would be asked to deposit the money. Some innocent people fell for the trap. 

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