16 Nigerian, among 22, arrested for online fraudulence

Staff Correspondent | Published: 21:31, Jul 09,2020


Criminal Investigation Department has arrested 22 people, including 16 Nigerian citizens, for alleged involvement in international credit card forgery and embezzlement of money through social media.

CID Cyber Police’s Deputy Inspector General Shah Alam at a press briefing on Thursday said that online shop complained that their customers were charged in their credit cards even when they did not buy anything from Chaldal.

While investigating the issue CID cracked the ring involved in the fraudulent act and arrested four them from different areas of Dhaka.

The arrestees are—Nizam Uddin, 22, Rehanur Hasan Rashed, 20, Anwar Parvez, 22, and Al-Amin, 22.    

CID recovered two laptops, eight mobile phones, one hard disk, 16 bank cards, 26 gold boxes along with cash Tk 1, 68,000 from their possession, the DIG added.

CID officials said that the arrestees also purchased different products from Aarong and other online shops through the duplicate cards.

They committed the fraud by stealing confidential information, including the PINs of the real credit cardholders, Shah Alam said during the press briefing.

In another incident, a person complained to the CID of becoming a victim regarding parcel delivery.

CID found the link of a Nigerian and two Bangladeshis fin the act and arrested them from Dhaka. Later, they also arrested 15 Nigerian from Dhaka’s Pallabi area, the senior police official said,

Shah Alam said this group embezzled money through fraudulence on social media.

A huge quantity of fraudulently purchased garment products was recovered from a warehouse in Pallabi, Mirpur after primary interrogation of the accused.

After reviewing their passport and visas, it was found that they were staying in Bangladesh with work permits, although they claimed themselves as businessmen.

All the accused were sent to jail after the remand.

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