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Bangladesh arrests 15 more Nigerians over Facebook gift scam

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BANGLADESH’S Criminal Investigation Department (CID) has arrested 15 Nigerians over Facebook gift scam, from different parts Dhaka, the capital.

  The CID stated that it arrested them in separate drives on August 27 and recovered nine laptops, 22 mobile phones, and five account diaries from their possessions.

  “They open Facebook and WhatsApp accounts, posing as female soldiers of the US army and send friend requests to unsuspecting people. When the victims accept their request, the frauds easily make close relations over social networking sites and want to send them valuables as gifts. At one stage the frauds start to realize money from the victims, saying it is needed to pay the customs duty to release the gift items from the airport,” CID Additional DIG Sheikh Rezaul Haider told newsmen at a press briefing at CID headquarters in capital’s Malibagh.

  The CID official said the arrestees, who are members of an international fraud gang, have swindled huge sums from many people in India, Malaysia, Singapore, Dubai, the Philippines, Indonesia and other countries.

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