Bizman conned by Nigerian gang; loses 21 lakh

Bizman conned by Nigerian gang; loses  21 lakhBizman conned by Nigerian gang; loses 21 lakh
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Cybercrimes involving Nigerian gangs are increasing in number day-by-day as one more incident came to light on Friday.

Hyderabad: Cybercrimes involving Nigerian gangs are increasing in number day-by-day as one more incident came to light on Friday. The victim approached the Rachakonda Cybercrime police after losing Rs 21 lakh in the name of kidney donation and falling prey to online fraud.

According to Rachakonda Cybercrime police, a businessman belonging to Malkajgiri approached the accused after coming across an advertisement on internet stating the requirement of kidney. The businessman contacted the number mentioned in the advertisement and got in touch with the accused who introduced himself as Dr Wesley.

The accused promised the businessman that he would get Rs 1.6 crore in return for his kidney. As the businessman incurred huge losses and was in debts, he decided to donate his kidney without consulting his family members to repay his debts.

When he consulted Wesley on the phone, the accused introduced two other persons claiming to be doctors and explained various procedures for carrying out the operation. Later, they began collecting money from him in instalments under the pretext of various charges and promised that he would get Rs 1.6 crore after completion of the surgery.

By believing them the complainant paid Rs 21 lakh in instalments in the last six months by transferring the amount to 30 bank accounts provided to him by the doctors.

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