In Dehradun, a woman registered a complaint against online fraud in June last year after chasing accounts and phone numbers. The Uttarakhand cyber cell and Special Task Force (STF) arrested a 24-year-old Cameroonian man from Surat, Gujarat. He duped her out of Rs 66 lakh by pretending to sell her a Golden Retriever puppy online.
According to police, the accused, identified as Nyongabsen Hilary, was pursuing higher education in India. It wasn’t his first online fraud alone with his partners for a lavish lifestyle, ease, and more money.
After the case was registered, the police arrested Cameroonian citizen David De Job, aka Ding Bobga Cloves, from Bengaluru. He was a crime partner with Hilary. Ankush Mishra, Deputy Superintendent of Police, informed this case was led by Inspector Tribhuvan Rautela and his team. The team tracked down the accused bank account and phone details based on an investigation and input from the first accused.
The police informed us that they have already admitted their crimes to fund their lavish lifestyle and want to make easy and fast money. Hilary also accepts the police that one of his partners had already, fled to Congo a few weeks ago.
The victim was looking for a Gloden Retriever Puppy online because she wanted to give this puppy to her daughter as a birthday present. She searched for a pet dealer’s number or website, and she came across the one who offered to sell her the Gloden Retriever Puppy for Rs. 15,000. When she agreed to pay, some unidentified mail dropped in her inbox and asked her to deposit Rs. 5000 as an advance and the remaining amount after the delivery.
STF and cyber crime police have appealed to the public not to use a suspicious online website or call. Never believe such kind of unauthorized email, message, or phone call. Please do not share your personal information to avoid cyber fraud. Be aware, and if you have any doubts regarding any cyber activity, inform your local police station or cyber crime police ASAP.