01 February 2012

Nigerians use IPL name to run fake lottery scam

An organised gang of ‘phishing’ fraudsters, with no connection to the game of cricket per se, and being run by four Nigerians from two south Delhi flats, found a unique use for the popular IPL franchise.
Chukwulota, 33, and Benjamin, 35, had cheated several victims on the pretext of a bogus, non-existent lottery by sending fake text and email messages with official logos of the International Cricket Council (DLF-IPL).
The gang had misused the official logos of DLF-IPL, the Mumbai International Airport, the Airport Authority of India, the Ministry of Finance, the Central Board of Excise and Customs and even the United Nations (UN) to allure victims.
The gang used to send text messages or emails at random claiming that the victim had won a certain amount in the IPL lottery or a similar scheme and asked them to send personal details to their UK office...

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