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Mumbai

Updated on: Friday, May 31, 2019, 08:00 PM IST

Four Nigerians held for online fraud case

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Mumbai : The Mumbai Police have arrested four Nigerian nationals for various online frauds. They would dupe customers by creating fake websites and sending misleading texts to customers using online payment sites.

The arrested have been identified as Michael Kalu Ibe alias Akonko Earnest (28), Ugwu Fidelis Uche Nna (39), Anthony Imimike Visdop (36) and Okafor Emmanuel Onyeka (24).

The issue came to light when a customer Owaisi Ahmed approached them to create a website. The four agreed to the same and then duped him of Rs 50,000.

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During investigation, the police found that they also had accounts on online portals such as Olx and Quikr, where they would create fake profiles to sell laptops and also act as maintenance agents. Once they got possession of laptops, they would disappear and stop answering the customer’s calls.

The police confiscated mobile phones and laptops used by them.

They have found text messages such as ‘Your account has been blocked’, ‘KYC details need to be updated and ‘Card details needed to proceed payment’ etc used to cheat customers.

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Published on: Wednesday, December 16, 2015, 12:33 AM IST
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