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Nigerian man arrested in India for allegedly hacking people’s WhatsApp accounts and defrauding them

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Nigerian man arrested in India for allegedly hacking people

Delhi Police has arrested a 40-year-old Nigerian nationwide concerned in hacking folks’s WhatsApp accounts and defrauding them. 

 

The accused, Okwudiri Paschal, is part of a gaggle working from Nigeria that hunts people via social media, the police stated on Saturday, November 20. 

 

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The accused was arrested exterior an ATM in Bengaluru’s Banaswadi space, following a grievance acquired by a Delhi resident who claimed that he misplaced cash after he clicked on a hyperlink despatched to him from an unknown quantity.

 

Nigerian man arrested in India for allegedly hacking people

 

Based on the complainant, he acquired a WhatsApp message stating that the amenities on WhatsApp are being upgraded for which system is producing a 6-digit code.

 

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When the complainant typed his cellular quantity adopted by the 6-digit code supplied within the message, his WhatsApp account stopped functioning, intending it’s got hacked.

 

Based on Delhi Police sources, the group that’s working from Nigeria, hunts people via social media like Fb earlier than zeroing in on the people. They primarily goal prosperous folks to additional prey on their circle.

 

After choosing the targets, their contact numbers are accessed. As soon as an account is hacked, their WhatsApp ID is used to ship messages to their contact posing any monetary want.

 

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Delhi Police has additionally learnt that from producing the 6-digit code to sending messages, the backend work is operated fully from Nigeria. The police are exploring authorized avenues to nab the group working in Nigeria. 

 

The checking account element the place cash was transferred by victims was accessed from the complainant. The checking account was traced to Bengaluru. 

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Following this, a joint crew of Delhi Police led by Inspector Vishal Chaudhary laid a entice close to ATMs situated in Bengaluru’s Banaswadi from the place transactions within the stated checking account was noticed.

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When the accused got here to withdraw cash, the police crew nabbed him. Seven different ATM playing cards, quite a few SIM playing cards and 4 cell phones had been recovered from his possession.

 

Throughout interrogation, it has been learnt that the group cheated over tons of of individuals all through India.

 

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Deputy commissioner of police (New Delhi) Deepak Yadav stated that this was the primary case during which a Delhi police crew laid a entice exterior the Bengaluru ATM and caught the suspect crimson handed.

 

DCP Yadav stated that Paschal sensed police had noticed him and tried to flee.

 

“Whereas making an attempt to flee, he collided with a scooter, which additionally fell down. The Delhi Police crew arrested the accused from the spot. Seven different ATM playing cards, quite a few SIM Playing cards, and 4 cell phones had been additionally recovered from his possession. We’ve introduced him to Delhi on transit remand,” he added.

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A metropolis courtroom on Friday despatched Paschal to police custody for eight days.

 

Police stated they’re making an attempt to determine the opposite members of Paschal’s gang.

 

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