Tuesday, May 27, 2014

25 duped by online ads for superbikes at throwaway prices; 3 of gang arrested

MUMBAI: A racket involving Nigerians and Indians who offered imported superbikes for sale at throwaway prices on the internet and cheated at least 25 people has been busted by the property cell of the crime branch.

While the property cell arrested three people, Kalam Shaikh alias Shams, Dilshad Mansuri and Kailash Kumar, the police said several teams were scouring the city for four Nigerians running the racket.

"They advertised imported goods, particularly superbikes, and said they were selling these at a throwaway price," an officer said. "They would claim to be foreigners who had worked in India for some or the other project but now had gone back to their own country and wanted to dispose of their bikes registered in India."

A Nigerian would take calls by people to the number in the ad and, saying he was in London or the US, ask the caller to talk to his manager in India, said the police.

"The so-called manager would email the victims pictures of bikes with Indian registration in a foreign country and ask them to deposit a sum of money in an account," an officer said. "Once a victim deposited the amount, they would send another email asking him to deposit the cargo and shipping bill, and then another bill and so on."



Courtesy:- http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com