The Cyber Crime department of the Pune police force had arrested two Nigerien nationals at Greater Noida in the National Capital Region (NCR) on Thursday. The Nigerien nationals had cheated several people, mostly women from Pune, in advanced online college fee payment scams. The culprits, identified as Caleb Obguabu (28) and Victor Ezuruike (37) are both Nigerien nationals. They had lured victims with costly gifts and took their money on various pretexts, mostly under the pretext of making advanced online fees payments to colleges in India. The cyber-crime cell was working on a case about online scam, filed at the Chaturshringi police station, when they received clues about the two suspects and after further probe; they had arrested the two Nigerien nationals. The police said the two culprits were involved in as many as 63 scams and cheated as much as Rs. 3.5 crores from people. Read more on scam
Online scams have been on the rise in India and curiously, many African nationals are getting arrested for doing various crimes in India. The government of India should make the visa norms for foreign nationals more stringent. No foreign national should be allowed to enter India unless they have proved themselves as genuine businessmen or genuine working professionals with a clearly defined purpose for coming to India. Proper documents verification is a must to prevent crimes like these. The people of India must also become aware of fraudsters like these and the various tricks they use to cheat money from the people. People should not get lured by gifts or by easy offers like making advanced online fees payments for colleges. They should be prepared to stand in queues to pay the fees and get admission rather than opting for easy but false means like online fee payment. Read more on Startup News
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