Nigerian held for black dollar scam
A 38-year-old Nigerian was arrested here for allegedly cheating people by promising them more money through a fraud called Black Dollars.
Ifeanyi Okeke was apprehended from RK Puram recently on a tip off, Sanjay Kumar Jain, Deputy Commissioner of Police (Crime), said.
'The gang used to offer online jobs to aspiring clients and the clients would be asked to deposit some amount as security. Once the client deposit the amount in the bank account provided by the syndicate, they would demand more money. They would also dupe people by giving Black Dollars stating that the same can be cleaned with the help of a special chemical. They would even clean some of the Black Dollars before the clients to gain their confidence. Once the client is convinced, they would demand huge amount for giving that chemical,' Jain said.
After his education, he joined family business of garment. About eight months ago, he came to India for purchasing garments. In Mumbai, he came in contact with his fellow Nigerians who induced him to become a part of the online fraud racket.
As his visa expired, he destroyed his passport and was staying in India illegally, Jain claimed.