Dh140,000 worth of online scam stolen funds returned to victim

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Dh140,000 worth of online scam stolen funds returned to victim

Only after a month after receiving the complaint, Abu Dhabi Police has returned Dh140,000 worth of stolen funds to online scam victim.

The victim shared his experience online through the official Abu Dhabi Instagram as part of the Abu Dhabi police’s campaign to protect residents against electronic crimes and fraud.

The victim initially received an email claiming it was from the police.

They asked for his Emirates ID details to verify my residency, and it was found that Dh140,000 had been siphoned off from his bank account.

He called his bank to block his bank account, credit card, and debit card in light of the investigation, and a month later, he once again received from the police saying that his money has been safely retrieved.

The victim’s money was returned within three days of the police’s follow-up call.

Abu Dhabi police raise its effort by launching an online crime awareness campaign earlier this month and are advising residents to report incidents of fraud so authorities trace the stolen funds as well as the scammers.

As of today, the Abu Dhabi Police have already returned Dh21 million worth of funds over the last seven months to victims of phone scams and online fraud. JMS/Expat Media


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