31 Jul '11, 2am

Indonesian police nab Nigerian con artist: The Jakarta Police have arrested a Nigerian, identified only as JW, f...

The Jakarta Police have arrested a Nigerian, identified only as JW, for conning women on Facebook. Jakarta Police spokesman Senior Commissioner Baharudin Djafar said that JW created a false identity on Facebook, claiming to be a Caucasian British soldier stationed in Afghanistan, and solicited money from his victims. 'He lured women into online relationships via Facebook and once his victims bought his stories the scam began,' Senior Commissioner Baharudin said. Head of the Jakarta Police cyber crimes unit Adjunct Commissioner Hermawan said the police began investigating the case after a complaint from one of the victims. 'The con artist said that he wanted to send US$5 million (S$6.02 million) as gift to the victim, but asked the victim to send him US$6,800 to pay customs to let it go through,' he added. The police also arrested JW's girlfriend, identified as Sanny, who u...

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