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GEORGE TOWN: Penang police arrested five Nigerians in the Klang Valley believed to be members of a syndicate duping Internet users out of their personal details.
The men, aged between 21 and 24, were said to have entered the country on student visas and were enrolled in private colleges in the Klang Valley.
Penang Commercial Crime Depart-ment chief Asst Comm Azmi Adam said the five were detained follow-ing police investigations into a report by a college executive officer that she had been conned in a phishing scam.
“The 48-year-old victim said she received an email on April 9 pur-portedly from a Malaysian bank with an Internet link, and the link con-nected her to a website that appeared like a bank website. She was asked to update her data which include the username and password of her bank account.
“A few minutes after updating the information, she received a SMS from the bank informing that