Fraudsters swindle investors to the tune of N226.7million through online business schemes

Delta state police command on Wednesday said that a high network fraud syndicate has swindled members of the Delta public to the tune of N226,715, 250 just as the command warned against investing hard earned money into online business schemes.

In a statement made available to journalists on behalf of the commissioner of police, Muhammad Mustafa, Andrew Anaimaka, the police public relations officer of the command, said members of the public should beware of investing in crypto-currencies, Swiss currencies, millionaire coins or bit-coins.

The police warned that most of this fraud syndicate lure their victims through mouth watery offers which are ostensibly made to lure unsuspecting investors which could lead to losses of huge investments.

The police commissioner said the advice became necessary following reports that members of the public were swindled to the tune ofN226million through an account number 5371322501 domiciled in one of the major banks in the state.

READ THE POLICE FULL STATEMENT

The Commissioner of Police Delta State Police Command, CP Muhammad Mustafa mni, has called on members of the public, especially Deltans to take astute precautionary measures before investing into any online businesses especially Crypto-currencies-Swiss currency, millionaire coins, bit-coins or any other business in which mouth-watery offers are made ostensibly to lure unsuspecting investors into parting with their hard-earned  money.

The CP gave this advice following intelligence reports on activities of some high-network fraud syndicate alleged to have swindled some members of the public of a whopping sum of two hundred and twenty six million, seven hundred and fifteen thousand, two hundred and fifty naira (N226, 715,250.00) through an account number: 5371322501 domiciled in one of the major banks in the state.

The CP observed that investigation is ongoing with a view to, ascertaining the extent of involvement of some persons already arrested and, apprehending other persons connected with the case and calls on the public to be on the alert and to report promptly, to the Police or other relevant security agencies, the activities of those who may want to reap where they did not sow.

DSP ANDREW ANIAMAKA,

POLICE PUBLIC RELATIONS OFFICER,

DELTA STATE COMMAND,

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