A Nigerian man has been arrested for fraud committed in Sri Lanka, the police media unit said today.
The police said that the Nigerian and his accomplices had sent out emails and SMS messages to people saying they had won money through the UN and duped them to send money to bank accounts as customs fees.
The Nigerian was produced before the Wattala Magistrate and remanded till August 19 while further investigations continue.
The police media unit said that several complaints had been received where emails or SMS messages were sent out saying the receiver had won money.
The police urged the public to not fall prey to such false emails and SMS messages and instead to first double check the information.
The police also said that the public can approach the nearest police station and lodge a complaint if they receive suspicious emails of SMS messages. (Colombo Gazette)