Bengaluru, India: A 32-year-old Nigerian, David Ujma Uba, has been arrested by Kolkata police for scamming people in India who are in desperate need of kidneys to survive. David Ujma Uba had promised to organize kidney donations for them but instead allegedly cheated 20 people of Rs 3 crore.
Kolkata police said David Ujma Uba came to India four years ago on a tourist visa. He stayed in Kolkata, created a fake hospital website and issued an advertisement asking those in need of kidneys to get in touch with him. He cheated them after the money was transferred into his bank account.
The victims registered a complaint with Kolkata cyber crime police in April.
Realizing that cops are on his trail, he shifted to Tamil Nadu and then to Bengaluru. He was staying with a friend at Nagenahalli Dinne near Kothanur. Police traced him through his phone’s call record details.
How Kidney Donation For Money scam works:
Did anyone contact you in regards to a kidney donation for money? Beware of the Looking For a Kidney Donor scam happening these days, also known as the Kidney Charity Donation scheme. The message that you might receive these days via email or Facebook is about a particular hospital that is looking for a kidney donor. It may sound like this: “Do you need to raise cash? America Asia Hospital is in need of kidney donor, and we are ready to buy your kidney in the amount of $600,000.00, so if you are ready to sell your kidney for us kindly contact us for more details now.”
A phone number and an email address usually are provided.
First thing first, how do you know if the profile of this person is bogus? It will always be bogus from scammers of course.
How to avoid the Kidney Donation For Money scam:
When you receive all kinds of tempting offers via email or social media, always be aware of red flags. Bad grammar, offers too good to be true, etc. Unfortunately there are still many people who fall for this.
How to report the Kidney Donation For Money scam
Make your family and friends aware of this type of scam scam by sharing it on social media using the buttons provided. You can also officially report the scammers to the Federal Trade Commission using the link below:
Report Scammers To The Federal Trade Commission, for those in the US or similar in the country where you reside