Cops bust Nigerian romance scam

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  • Wednesday, 10 Aug 2016

PETALING JAYA: Police have busted a Nigerian Romance Parcel Scam syndicate following the arrested of three Nigerian men and a local woman.

Federal Commercial Crime Investigation Department (CCID) director Comm Datuk Acryl Sani Abdullah Sani (pic) said that a team from the CCID department raided a house in Taman Orkid, Kajang near here early Wednesday morning.

Comm Acryl Sani said that the role of the woman, 31, in the syndicate was to pose as a customs officer or a forwarding agent for parcel shipments.

He added that the role of the male suspects, who aged between 28 and 32, in the syndicate was to scam their victims using Facebook and use bank accounts for the victims to deposit money.

Comm Acryl Sani  added that police also seized 12 handphones, five ATM cards belonging to other people, three laptops, jewellery, a Perodua Myvi as well as RM10,000 in cash.

He said that with the arrest of the suspects, police believe that they have solved at least 24 cases in several states including Malacca, Labuan, Perak, Selangor, Kuala Lumpur, Johor, Sabah and Sarawak.

Comm Acryl Sani added that police believed that the syndicate had conned some RM400,000 from victims.
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