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Nigerian running job, matrimony scams on Facebook held in Rachakonda

Published: 30th Jul 2021 2:40 pm

Hyderabad: The Rachakonda Cybercrime police nabbed a Nigerian on charges of duping people in the guise of jobs and sending gifts on Friday. His associate from Delhi, who helped in bank transactions, was also held.

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Officials seized Rs.30,000, 65 debit cards, cheque books of 13 banks and 19 swiping machines while Rs 6.2 lakh in his accounts was frozen. The arrested persons were Fidelis Obinna (27), currently residing in New Delhi and native of Nigeria and Anil Kumar Pandey (36), a businessman from West Delhi and a native of Muzzafarpur of Bihar.

Police said Obinna, who was in India on a visiting visa, learned from his Nigerian friends that he could earn easy money through Facebook in the guise of friendship posing as an European with Indian citizens.

“For this, he downloaded pictures of European men and women from different Facebook accounts and created several fake FB accounts posting those pictures. He shared 10 per cent of the fraud money to Anil Kumar, who helped him in carrying out transactions,” said an official.

He also started cheating the people on the name of providing jobs, matrimonials, gift packages etc. He destroyed the phone and SIM card soon after receiving the money. Officials said he gathered bank account passbooks and debit cards, SIM cards from people with the help of some agents by paying them for each account on a regular basis without submitting any documents for making fraudulent calls and transactions. He thus procured more than 13 bank accounts with cheque books and debit cards.

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