The Pune Metropolis Police have arrested three Nigerian nationals in Delhi for allegedly defrauding and extorting Rs 3.98 crore (N219,067,155.42) from a 60-year-old girl in Pune.
In line with IndianTimes, the accused, Jango Nicolas (29), Monday Okeke (26) and Paulinus Mbanugo (29), at present reside in Nilothi Extension, New Delhi.
The girl, who’s the complainant on this case, works in a really senior place in a non-public firm.
Final 12 months, she got here involved with an individual on Fb who claimed to be from a international nation.
This individual was a web based fraudster however posed as somebody in a outstanding place by pretending to have assistants and account managers, police stated.
Over the subsequent few months, the complainant and the fraudster communicated often, exchanged cellphone numbers and began conversing on WhatsApp, police stated.
Someday later, it was the complainant’s birthday and the fraudster instructed her he had despatched her a high-end iPhone as a present, police stated.
From this level on, massive sums of cash have been taken from the complainant on the pretext of customs clearance at Delhi Airport and different false causes, police stated.
The fraudster even claimed he had been arrested after reaching India and demanded cash to rearrange his launch and for medical remedy, police stated.
Deputy Commissioner of Police (Cyber Crime and Financial Offences) Bhagyashree Navtake stated, “On this case, the net criminals initially began taking cash on the pretext of sending items like iPhone, jewelry and international foreign money and for numerous false causes like customs clearance and different formalities for these items. The complainant was promised that she could be compensated for the cash she was giving… She had made transfers of funds as much as Rs 1 crore for these items.
“Nevertheless, what began as a present fraud was on-line extortion. The suspects began threatening her with numerous authorized actions. She was instructed that there have been illegalities concerned within the gadgets she had paid for and he or she would face motion from authorities companies. She transferred much more cash underneath these threats.”
Senior Police Inspector D S Hake stated the complainant ended up transferring Rs 3,98,75,500 to on-line fraudsters in as many as 207 transactions from two financial institution accounts.
The cash was transferred to 67 accounts of 25 banks between September 2020 and March 2021.
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