The Department of State Services (DSS) has alerted members of the public on the new style of operation by fraudsters who specialise in getting naked pictures of women through animation, sending the nude pictures to their target, and threatening to post it on the internet if they are not given a certain amount of money.
This was disclosed by the Director of the command, Mr Abubakar Bubuche on Wednesday in Abuja.
While presenting two suspected fraudsters to newsmen, Bubuche warned members of the public to desist from sending their sensitive photographs to the internet to avoid criminals from having access to them.
He said: “This is to inform the general public about the activities of a criminal syndicate, whose style of operation include among others, the use of computer animation to strip their victims and put their nude pictures on Facebook and other social media platform.
“The gang calls up their potential victims and orders them to pay certain amount of money to a given account numbers or have their personal pictures edited and posted nude on the internet,” he said.
According to Bubuche, the arrest of the two people in connection with the internet fraud was prompted by several complaints from various individuals.
He said the suspects, 35 and 22 years respectively, were arrested in Maiduguri by operatives from the Command.
“The public may wish to note that this syndicate has diverse membership, with various professional skills, especially in the ICT,” he added.
Babuche, therefore, called on FCT residents to be wary of fraudsters and promptly report such cases and suspected persons to the security agencies.
He reiterated that the Service will endlessly discharge its duties with every sense of responsibility and commitment.