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3 phone scam gangs arrested in UAE


DUBAI – Three gangs have been arrested in a UAE-wide bust of mobile phone scammers, according to the Abu Dhabi Police on Saturday (August 17).

In Sharjah and Ajman, 25 Asian men were arrested for calling people and pretending to be service providers so they can obtain banking details to siphon money off victims’ accounts.

Police said that they raided the hideouts of the scammers in Sharjah, where 14 were arrested, and in Ajman, where 11 people were arrested.

Brigadier General Imran Al Mazrouei, director of Abu Dhabi Police’s Criminal Investigation Department, said the arrests were made in cooperation with police from Sharjah and Ajman.

The police official warned that phone scammers pretend to be banking officers in order to get their victim’s personal information to allegedly unblock their bank card.

Al Mazrouei urged the public to report scammers and other suspicious individuals or activities through the toll free number 8002626. GAD/Expat Media


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