Four nabbed in 'Nigerian Romance Scam'


  • Nation
  • Thursday, 11 Aug 2016

KUALA LUMPUR: Three Nigerian men and a local woman were arrested in Kajang on suspicion of involvement in the 'Nigerian Romance Scam' activities involving losses of about RM400,000.

Bukit Aman Commercial CID director Datuk Acryl Sani Abdullah Sani said all the suspects, aged 28 to 32, were arrested in two raids at about 4am on Wednesday.

"The arrest of a local woman and a Nigerian man in a house at Taman Orkid, near here led to the arrest of two more Nigerian men in an apartment in Kajang at about 6am," he said in a statement.

Acryl Sani said the woman was believed to be impersonating a Custom officer or forwarding agent while the male suspect acted as the mastermind by using a false Facebook account to lure victims besides managing the victims' cash deposits in a bank account.

He said also seized in the raids were cash amounting to RM10,000, 12 mobile phones, five ATM cards, three laptops, jewellery and a Perodua Myvi vehicle.

He said police had solved 24 cases in connection to fradulent activities in several states, including in Malacca, Perak, Selangor and the Federal capital. – Bernama

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