Cybercrime police arrested two persons, Ezumezu Lucky Ozah (34), a Nigerian national, and Haryana-based Deepak (32) for duping a retired Central government employee through FaceBook.
Commissioner of Police RK Meena, while addressing mediapersons, said, Saomir Kumar Das, a retired central government employee, filed a complaint on November 11 stating he was duped by unknown persons through Facebook.
According to the victim, he was recently acquainted with Birmingham-based Anna Rose through FaceBook and later connected with her through WhatsApp. It is learnt that she wanted to send some gifts to him and forwarded the images of the gifts containing electronic goods, clothes and cash of 25,000 Pounds and the parcel which was expected to reach the Saomir Kumar by October 3.
Meanwhile, he received a call from a woman presenting herself as customs officials and said they found foreign currency in parcel hence could not deliver the same to the address. To clear the delivery, the lady demanded payment into seven bank accounts in which the victim deposited Rs.34.19 lakh in total. With the parcel not reaching the victim, he lodged a complaint with the police.