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SCARS™ Scam & Scamming News: Indian Police Cracking Down On Nigerian Scammers
The Indian State “Cyber Cell” Police has nabbed a Nigerian couple from New Delhi, who befriended a Bhopal-based woman on social networking site and then scammed her to the tune of Rs 10 lakh in the name of seizure of foreign currency in her name by Custom officer. Special Director General (Cyber Cell) Rajesh Gupta, addressing media persons on Monday, said that 25 debit and credit cards, numerous bank account documents, 30 SIM cards, 15 mobiles, 2 laptops, and foreign currency were recovered from the accused identified as Stefan Chukuwuma Oko (38) and Vivian Aghlore (31).
They were arrested from Tilak Nagar area of New Delhi. The two nabbed duped a State capital based woman who deposited Rs 10 lakh in three different bank accounts of SBI out of two were operated in Lucknow (UP). In her complaint, the victim stated that the accused made her friend over Facebook and posed as employee working in the USA and soon the accused sent her a gift box from America which never reached her but was caught by Custom officers in between and they informed the victim that gift is carrying massive foreign currency and she could be in trouble and demanded Rs 10 lakh which she provided to the accused and later sensed that she has been cheated and lodged a complaint with the Cyber Cell.
The police have registered a case under sections 419, 420, 467, 471 of the IPC and section 66C and 66 D of the IT Act. During further investigation police tracked the accused in New Delhi and nabbed the couple. The accused were staying in India from the past one-and-a-half year by extending health visa which they got for the operation of Vivian in India. In order to avert from being caught, they were using foreign SIM cards and Dongle but the police managed to track woman’s passport details as they used unprotected WiFi for internet access. Police have recovered the laptop, mobile phones, fake SIM cards, internet Dongle, pen drives, and documents of different bank accounts, debit cards, and checkbooks. More details of the people duped by them could come out by going through seized laptops.
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