Sharjah Police arrested 9 people who specialized in phone fraud

The Sharjah Police General Command has again warned members of the public not to respond to the fake text messages that are circulating, and belong to people who represent the state's banks, as they lure their victims in deceptive ways, and tell fake stories to obtain their bank data and personal information, which is later used to access bank accounts. And penetrate it.

This came in the wake of a report received by the Al Dhaid Comprehensive Police Station of the Central District Police Department, stating that a person had been defrauded and fraudulent by an unidentified person, who called him, and deluded him as an employee at a bank and wanted to update his data, which enabled him to penetrate his bank accounts and withdraw money The amount of (96) thousand dirhams from his balance.

Colonel Hamad Al-Riyami, Acting Director of the Central Region Police Department, indicated that the Criminal Investigation Department worked to form a team to track down the perpetrators and infer their identity, because of the danger they pose to persons, companies, bank accounts and credit cards of individuals, and by taking all legal measures that enable investigators to arrest the perpetrators. In a short time, it turned out that they are a gang consisting of (9) people of Asian nationality who specialize in this type of swindle and fraud, as they send fake messages to dealers, or by phone, and inform them of the need to renew account data or stop banking services at the bank In addition to freezing the account, and the inability to withdraw salaries, in order for them to be able to deceive the dealers, and thus the account holder, carrying out what he asks for, they transfer the funds from the victim's accounts to other accounts in other banks, and then send them outside the country.

And Colonel Al-Riyami stated that when the perpetrators were caught, they found in their possession a large number of smartphones and chips, bearing numbers for some telecommunications companies operating in the country, and a large group of receipts for money transfers, and other papers showing the method of fraud and fraud printed in Arabic and English, along with sums of money that were made. Seize it from their suspicious operations.

The Acting Director of the Central Region Police Department called for not paying attention to messages or misleading communications, and informing the police authorities of any crime or suspicion related to financial fraud, stressing that banks do not ask their customers to disclose their bank data or personal information through text messages or SMS messages. E-mail or call them under the pretext of updating or activating their bank accounts.

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