India: Ten Nigerians arrested for online scam

“An attempt to cheat people through an online fraudulent lottery scheme has landed ten Nigerians behind bars. Andhra Pradesh’s Crime Investigation Department arrested the ten on charges of defrauding a person from Nizamabad district of Rs2.7 million (Dh181,700). One of the accused had approached their victim through SMS informing him that he had won an international lottery and extracted a large amount of money on the pretext of processing charges and customs duty to claim the prize amount. The modus operandi has come to be known as the Nigerian Lottery.”

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