01/03/2012 : Internet fraud is becoming an increasingly dangerous occupation.
Following similar recent busts in South Africa and Nigeria , the Indian police in Mumbai reported Monday that six Nigerians have been arrested for fraudulent lottery internet scams.
Those detained have been identified as Yoha Fred Jihan (33), Toni Iveka (34), Amadin Jeffery (39), Zarvis Lavani (34), Ekke Enahooro (25) and Thivofelis Iddemudiya (32).
The police seized 14 laptops, seven pen drives, 15 data cards, 23 mobiles, printers, chargers, visas, copies of passports, several fake certificates of multinational corporations and Rs 40,000 in cash.
Acting on a tip-off, Crime Branch Unit 7 led by inspectors Venkat Patil and Vinayak Vast raided three flats that had been rented by the accuseds.