Based on complaints and information received by the CID Cyber Crimes Unit, it has been revealed that around Rs. 5 billion had been scammed through computers and sent out of the country.
The CID had identified that Nigerian nationals were behind this scam carried out through Face Book.
They had also misled several Sri Lankans and obtained their assistance for their scam as well.
It is reported that these Nigerians who had entered the country on tourist visas indicating that they intend to start up business ventures in Sri Lanka and transfer the money earned through this scam to their bank accounts.