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An international cyber fraud racket has been busted by the Cyber Crime Cell of Punjab Police with the arrest of two Nigerian persons from Delhi. The members of this racket used to extort money from government officials and common people by putting DP and names of officials and VVIPs on their WhatsApp profiles. This information was given by Punjab DGP Gaurav Yadav on Thursday.
He said that in the last few months, these fraudsters had duped many people by using the names of Cabinet Ministers, DGP of Punjab, Chief Secretary of Punjab and other IAS and IPS officers. The DGP said that these fraudsters used to send private messages mostly to government officials, demanding to send money through Amazon gift cards, Paytm or any other digital platform.
The role of some Indian people in this matter has also been exposed. The arrested persons have been identified as Aniok Hyginus Oakwoodley alias Poka and Franklin alias William. Both are residents of Lagos, Nigeria and are currently living in Delhi. The police also recovered a Canara Bank debit card, various gadgets, mobile phones, laptops, valuable watches and passport.