Updated: Oct 14, 2021
Gang of Nigerian nationals duped more than 100 victims in the pretest of marriage. The cheating amount goes around 25 crores rupees. Members of the gang lured the victims from the site www.shadi.com by giving fake profiles. After gaining faith that they have a shortage of funds, asked the victim to transfer money to the given modes.
The two Nigerian nationals Lawrence Chike Naaluo and Ayontunde Okunade along with their aid Deepak Dixit are in police custody and further investigation is going on. Deepak Dixit is the owner of swipe (POS Point of Sale) machines used to swap the card, provides his machines on a rent basis to Nigerian nationals. He was getting a 10% share of every transaction amount.
Six credit cards, five POS machines, three mobile phones, one laptop, and one Samsung tablet were recovered from the residential places at Nigerian Nationals Nangal Dewat (Vasant Kunj) and their aid Ambedkar Colony (Chhatarpur) in Delhi.
Preliminary analyses of the Cyber Cell of Delhi Police reveal that cheated amount was credited or transferred in the 30-35 accounts in different banks located in Kolkata, 24 Pargana, Bhubaneswar, Nagaland, Karnataka, and northeast states opened by giving fake KYC. Though all the accused living in Delhi, none account is found in Delhi.