10 Nigerian nationals arrested for duping innocent persons
New Delhi: Delhi Police on Wednesday busted a fake call centre and arrested 10 Nigerian nationals after a raid in Mohan Garden area of Dwarka district.
Police said that the accused had duped several persons of their money on the pretext of sending gifts from abroad.
The accused were identified as Philip (27), Augustime (26), Franklin (26), Fidelis, Simon Chukuwnemeka (28), Simon (26), Nnekwe, Chinoo (26), Denial (28) and Emmaunel (26).
"They were found operating on their laptops, mobile phones. A total of 06 laptops having dongle connections, 48 mobiles, 23 SIM cards were seized," police said.
Deputy Commissioner of Police (Dwarka) Anto Alphonse said the gang used to be friendly with innocent persons. They usually target people between the age of 30 to 50 years.
They mainly target innocent people through online chatting apps thereby befriend with them by sharing photos of the good looking person.
"They continued to chat with them for some time and after a period, offer them about sending a precious gift," said DCP Dwarka.
He further added that then the gang members used to contact by making fake calls to the victim and ask to pay the charges at the airport in the name of custom duty and provides some bank accounts for depositing the amount and after cheating the contact numbers were switched off.
Police further added that in one of the case the accused duped a person complainants who works as a Sales Executive in a Tour and Travel Company.
He received messages from a foreign number regarding some query and the sender introduced herself as a woman named Anita Owen. She asked details to travel in India and told that she would further contact him after getting her confirmed tickets.
Later in April the complainant received in which caller informed him that his guest Anita Owen is having foreign currency more than the limit authorized to her. The caller asked the complainant to pay the money as a charge. The caller also informed him that his guest (the lady) is not having India currency. He provided an Indian bank account number with IFSC Code. Accordingly, complainant deposited Rs. 45,500/- in that bank account.