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From brick broker to professional cyber criminal

  • Published at 10:44 pm October 17th, 2019
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Mahfuzur Rahman Nabin Dhaka Tribune

Nabin left his studies, and started brokering bricks from an early age

Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) finally apprehended a professional cyber criminal in Habiganj, after he successfully conned countless people via social media, and made large sums of money over the span of two years.

The brick broker turned professional cyber criminal, Mahfuzur Rahman Nabin, 28, was arrested from Abdullahpur area in Bahubal upazila, during a drive led by Assistant Superintendent of Police (ASP) Md Anwar Hossain Shamim on Wednesday. 

Md Anwar Hossain Shamim, RAB 9 ASP, said: “Nabin mostly targeted women. After hacking into their Facebook account he blackmailed the victims by sending personal, and explicit photos, videos, and documents to their near ones.” 

Nabin left his studies, and started brokering bricks from an early age.

The brick business was going well, and he gradually built trust with businessmen from Sylhet. Exploiting his opportunities, he acquired money from them in the name of buying bricks, and fled with it. 

Two years ago, he began his career as a professional con artist on social media.

He impersonated a deputy assistant director of RAB on Facebook to lure his victims. He targeted law enforcement officials, media officials, students, and job holders alike. 

He would extort money by using doctored images, and videos to defame them, and blackmail them. 

He also employed his cunning techniques to create misunderstandings between couples, and destroyed relationships. He did this in exchange of money from their ill-wishers. 

RAB managed to acquire these incriminating information during Nabin’s interrogation before he was handed over to the Bahubal police station Wednesday night for further proceedings. 

Bahubal Model police station OC Md Kamruzzaman said: “Nabin has been sent to jail after he was produced before the court on Thursday, following a case filed by RAB.”