Photo: Africans, Including Nigerians Arrested In UAE For Online Fraud And Possession Of Fake Currency

Four
Africans,
including Nigerians, who were involved in series of online fraud and
swindling crimes have been arrested by the Sharkah Police.
The
suspects, among them a woman, allegedly offered goods online to attract
victims and then duped
them using fake currency. 
The Criminal Investigation Department (CID)
had received a complaint from an Arab man, who said that an African
offered to sell him a large
quantity of the best quality coffee seeds at a cheap price.
The complainant said he met the suspect at a
mall and agreed to buy the seeds and paid a part of the amount as
advance. The complainant asked the suspect to give him receipt for the
payment. The suspect told the victim to accompany him to his office in a
neighbouring emirate, but when they reached, he told him the office was
closed and would give the receipt next day.
Then the complainant asked the suspect to
return his money and the latter gave him an envelope with some money, only for him to discover that the envelope contained fake
currency.
During investigation, the team found out that
there are four African people promoting different kinds of goods online, including the one who
cheated the victim. The suspects were located in an area in
Sharjah.

The police raided their apartment and recovered a large amount of stolen
cash and fake currency. During the interrogation, the suspects
confessed that they promoted goods online to make fake deals. They also
used the fake currency for making money doubling deals.