Two Nigerians have been arrested by the Cyber Crime wing of Cyberabad police in India.
Michael James and Umeadi Valentine Chinonye were both arrested in Delhi on Saturday for allegedly cheating a woman by promising her a job with Qatar Airways.
The victim was reported to have received an email from firstname.lastname@example.org informing her about a job opportunity with Qatar Airways for the post of assistant manager with a salary of £7,900. On the same day, the victim received a telephone call from the two, asking her to deposit Rs 25,000 in a particular bank account.
She deposited the amount in the given account and, the same day, she received another email saying that they have deposited £50,000 into a Royal Bank of Scotland account and sent to a local branch.
Further, they asked her to deposit an amount of Rs 45,000 in a given State Bank of India account.
The investigating officers said the victim believed and made the payment.
She later became suspicious about the job offer and approached police, who in turn arrested the duo, who are both residents of Delhi.
Police recovered 52 SIM cards, three laptops, five mobile phones and two data cards from them.