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Hyderabad: Nigerian arrested for duping woman through bogus job offer

PTI
Published Feb 3, 2017, 7:41 pm IST
Updated Feb 3, 2017, 7:46 pm IST
The accused collected Rs 6.5 lakh from her in the name of ‘visa processing fee’.
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Hyderabad: Cyberabad police have arrested a 37-year-old Nigerian national for allegedly cheating a woman with a job offer and collecting Rs 6.5 lakh from her in the name of `visa processing fee'.

Chidiebere Vincent, the accused, was arrested by officers of cyber crime police station on January 31 in the national capital.

 

The victim, who works in the pharma industry here, got a job offer through email in November last year. The sender claimed to be a leading international drilling and engineering company, police said.

She then got a call asking her to contact ‘Tony More Travelling Ltd' for VISA processing. She was informed that her job offer documents were at present stuck with Customs in Delhi, and she would need to pay Rs 6.5 lakh for "VISA Processing Fee" and similar formalities.

She borrowed money from her colleagues and also from a gold loan firm, police said based on the complaint, and deposited it in various bank accounts as instructed by the accused.

 

Later she realised that she had been duped. The accused allegedly told the police during the questioning that six others were involved in the crime. Probe is on.

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Location: India, Telangana, Hyderabad




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