Nigerian Man Cheats N12M Pastor In India By Posing As A Canadian Philanthropist
A 32-year-old Nigerian man who defrauded a pastor worth more than 24 lakhs (Rs 12,385,403.19) by posing as a Canadian philanthropist who wanted to donate money and masks to the less affluent affected by the coronavirus pandemic, was arrested by police in Hyderabad on Wednesday … 9th December.
After the blockade, the Bangalore-based defendant Morgan befriended Pastor Moses of Banjar Hills through a social media platform posing as a Canadian philanthropist, police said.
“Morgan told Pastor Moses that he was angry with the poor who were hit hardest by the pandemic. Morgan told Moses that he was donating money to charity and expressed his willingness to send money to Moses along with other items such as disinfectants, masks and laptops to distribute to the poor. ” cybercrime ACP KVM Prasad said.
After Moses agreed to distribute the items, he received a call from a woman who introduced herself as a customs officer at Delhi airport and warned him about the seizure of the international package.
“The fraudster posing as a customs officer asked the pastor to pay the clearance fee and customs duty for his clearance. After Moses deposited several lakhs of rupees in the said bank accounts, he kept asking him to pay more in the name of income tax and money laundering penalties. Within a month, Moses sent 24.39 million rupees before realizing he had been deceived and filed a complaint on August 19, ” said the ACP.
Meanwhile, Bangalore police have arrested those accused of similar fraud, and the Hyderabad police have taken Morgan to the city on the basis of a prisoner transit warrant.