Four foreign nationals have been arrested by the Mumbai Cyber Police from Pune for cheating people of millions of rupees on the pretext of providing jobs and visas in the US.
Meanwhile, a man was duped of Rs 26 lakh by a gang after which the victim filed a police complaint and after which a trap was laid by the police to arrest the four accused.
Deputy Commissioner of Police (DCP) Cyber Police Balsingh Rajput said, “The police team recovered 13 mobile phones, 4 laptops, passports of different countries, and three internet routers from them. The four accused are from different countries in Africa namely Zambia, Ghana, Namibia, and Uganda.”
Moreover, for the sake of US visas the accused used to trick the victims by sending US visas sent by a mail ID similar to that of the American Embassy. Later in someone else’s bank account, they used to ask for money and like this, they used to make money.
“The shocking thing is that after the arrests, the police found mail IDs of more than 2 lakh people and personal mobile numbers of more than 1 lakh 4 thousand people. It was further revealed that all the four accused carried out everything with complete planning and had a team which was given different tasks,” DCP Rajput said.
The investigation into the case is underway and cyber police are also finding how many people have been cheated by the four foreign nationals accused.
However, further details into the matter are awaited.