Maharashtra Police arrested two Nigerian nationals for allegedly duping a Chinchwad-based businessman of Rs 1.04 crore by honey trapping him into a herbal oil trade deal with a fictitious UK company.
According to cybercrime department of Maharashtra Police the duo contacted the businessman via Facebook.
Police officials said that a friend request was sent to the businessman’s Facebook account from a profile which carried a woman’s photo.
Police further added thhat they identified themselves as representative of a UK based pharmaceutical company which dealt with herbal oils. They fleeced the businessman of lucrative offer for supplying herbal oil.
The two arrested have been identified as Amara Obiasogu alias Frank Age and Ekene Unachukuwu Age.
Deputy commissioner of police (cyber & economics) Sudhir Hiremath said, “The duo arrested used lay a 'honeytrap' by sending friend requests on social networking sites to get acquainted with random people.”
According to police the duo have duped many other from Delhi, Rajasthan, Tamil Nadu and Kerala.