Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Indian Police arrest gang of notorious conmen including a 28-year-old Nigerian national

 Photos: Indian Police arrest gang of notorious conmen including a 28-year-old Nigerian national

The Cyber Crime PS, Hyderabad City, India on Monday, arrested a gang of four notorious conmen, including a Nigerian national.

The gang operating from New Delhi are involved in deceiving general public by sending phishing email impersonating as RBI Officials stating that the victim has won a large lottery amount in crores and deceitfully compelling him to deposit huge amounts in various bank accounts operated by their associates on commission basis.
 Photos: Indian Police arrest gang of notorious conmen including a 28-year-old Nigerian national
The accused includes:
1. 28-year-old Nigerian national identified as David Dabere, resident in Gurudwar, Vikaspuri, Delhi.
2. Sumith Guptha S/o Rakesh Guptha Age 27yrs Occ Business R/o H.no 10/149, Dakshinpuri, Delhi.
3. Sri. Amit Guptha s/o Late Anil Guptha Age 25yrs Occ Business R/o C-351/352, JJ Colony, Ashok Vihar, New Delhi.
4. Sri. Nitin Kumar S/o Vijay Kumar Age 20yrs Occ Student R/o H.No 10/109, Dakshinipuri, Delhi.
According to a statement issued by Commissioner of Police, on October 10, they received a complaint from Sri Mohammed Feroz Khan, a resident of Banjarahills, Hyd. to the effect that he received some emails claiming to be from Reserve Bank of India stating that he had won the Lottery worth Rs 3,60,00,000/- (Rupees Three Crore Sixty Lakhs only) and informed that they will pay this amount after he pays Rs 22,00,000/- in different bank accounts of Delhi and surrounding regions.
After he paid Rs 22,00,000/- the respondents switched off their mobile 
On the strength of above complaint a case vide Cr.No.256/2017 was registered at Cyber Crime PS and investigation taken up.
Discreet investigation into the available data led to the clues that the account holders Amit Gupta and Nitin Kumar are residing in New Delhi.
Hence, with the assistance of local Police, apprehended the account holders Amit Guptha and Nitin Kumar, who revealed the identity of account supplier (agent) Sumith Guptha and in furtherance of his confession apprehended the kingpin Nigerian David. All the accused admitted their guilt.
The Modus Operandi of the accused gang is that the Nigerian sends phishing mails to prospective victims stating that they have won huge lotteries organized in the name Reserve Bank of India etc. and asks them to deposit huge amount into various bank accounts provided by Sumith Gupta.
Likewise he had asked complainant to deposit money into the accounts of Amit Gupta and Nitin Kumar, who deducts their commission and deliver remaining cheating amount to Dabere.
"The general public is warned not to fall prey to such conmen and be cautious of fake lottery prizes on payment of various fees etc. The Victims of such fraud can approach the Cyber Crime Police for registering their complaints," the statement reads.
"The above investigation was carried out by Inspector Sri KVM Prasad SIs Sri K. Madhusudan and team under the supervision of Addl.DCP Sri KCS Raghuvir."

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