Online and net-banking fraud has troubled people for a long time now. All those who have been victims of these acts know how much devastated they have been due to such crimes.
2 Nigerian natives along with their female accomplice have been arrested in Mumbai in Virar by Ambamata police. Till now along with 2 local boys 5 have been arrested in these kinds of matters. The accused did not appreciate the food provided to them by the police mess. They said the provided food was just like trash and not edible. For three days, the police gave good food to these Nigerian men. They were pampered with chicken biryani, mutton and bisleri water only with the purpose of extracting truth.
The accused men threw tantrums when they were served with simple food. The police took to serving good delicious food hoping these criminals would blurt out the truth. Since the accused know only English apart from their mother tongue, police officials with the knowledge of English are interrogating them now.
SP Sudhir Joshi said that the accused used to change their modus operandi every time to escape being caught. They would create fake face book, whatsapp and social media identities and pose to be merchants and senior officers. After chatting constantly for a few days, they would pretend to be in some kind of trouble and would feign sending money in the form of rupees or dollars in a parcel. After this, the ‘victims’ would get a call from some Sandeep Mohindra and Naresh Pancholi stating that a parcel has been received which can be collected on a pre-payment online as courier charges. These online payment accounts were blocked immediately after money was transferred.
Conducted through voice calls
It has been found that the accused were operating their crime while in Nigeria. They have voice recordings in various Indian languages. They were operating through a call center in Nigeria from where calls would be made to different people and the voice recording would be played. People were misled since the voice recording reflected Indian numbers. These Nigerian men would have money transferred to accounts in Indian banks which belonged to their accomplices. Strange enough, that a number of rich and educated people have been victims of this fraud but 70 percent have not reported to the police at all.