Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Nigerian job racket scam busted, 4 arrested - - 29 Nov 2010

MUMBAI: The city's cyber crime cell busted a Nigerian job racket scam with the arrest of four persons on Monday. The accused have been identified as gang of Nigerian job racket scam was busted by the Mumbai cyber crime police station with the arrest of four persons including three Nigerians. The arrested have been identified as Sameer Tanveer Shah alias Pramad alias Mohammed Islam Shaikh (36), Daniel Edward alias John (39), Johnson alias Prince and Johnson Olu Ferlsin (40).

According to the police, the accused sent emails to people promising them jobs in seven star and five star hotels in the UK. Job seekers who were interested were sent a fake confirmation letter.

The accused extracted huge sums from the victims under the pretex of paying the fees. After a few weeks when the victims didn't get any response they registered a complaint with the police.

The police laid a trap and arrested the accused. During investigation, the police leant that the accused had opened fictitious bank accounts and siphoned off the money. Further investigations are on in the case.

All the four accused have been charged with cheating, forgery, breach of trust, foreigners act and Information Technology act and have been remanded to police custody. According to the police, there were two complainants who had filed separate complaints that the gang send them emails and proposed fake offer letters of big five and seven star hotels in UK promising a huge pay packet. The accused gang send various fake documents of UK and job confirmation letters through emails and extracted huge sums from the victim under the pretext of paying various fees for documentations, visa, British high commissioner's office and duped them.During the course of investigations it was transpired that the accused opened nine fictitious accounts on fake documents at the ICICI bank and siphoned off the money. Police are now scrutinizing the accounts to know the flow of money and involvement of other accused.


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