Operatives of the Nigeria Safety and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) in Kwara state have arrested a suspected serial POS fraudster and pretend alert scammer, Victor Adebayo, 24.
Parading the suspect in Ilorin on Friday January 14, the state commandant of the NSCDC, Makinde Iskil Ayinla, mentioned that the suspect had generally posed as a pastor to dupe his victims.
He mentioned that the suspect was arrested by the intelligence unit of the corps after he had defrauded many unsuspected individuals of the sum of money value greater than N700,000.
In line with the Civil Defence boss, the suspect who claims to be a Lagos primarily based resident normally ship alerts to unsuspected POS operators and can now gather money from them and disappear into skinny air.
“On January 13, 2022, operatives of the NSCDC intelligence and investigations division picked up a suspected serial fraudster who has been going round defrauding individuals of their hard-earned cash,” Ayinla said.
“The suspect was normally going round in his Toyota Corolla automobile and really neat look and would meet POS operators to offer him money and he’ll now make a pretend switch which he has programmed on his cellphone,”
The suspect, who confessed that he had been doing it for greater than two years, had beforehand posed as a pastor to persuade the POS operators or inform them that his spouse is in labour within the hospital and wanted a sure sum of money.
In the meantime, some POS operators within the Ilorin metropolis, particularly some which may have fallen sufferer to pretend alert fraudsters earlier than, had thronged the Kwara State Command of the NSCDC, attempting to establish the suspected serial fraudster.
The state commandant additionally appealed to the POS operators and your entire individuals within the state to be cautious of fraudulent act of sure legal components who he mentioned are going about with intention of defrauding them of their cash.