The gang members arrested during a Sharjah Police raid.
PHOTO BY SHARJAH POLICE
DUBAI – An Asian gang scamming people from Sharjah has been arrested after a victim who lost Dh96,000 to their scheme reported them to the police.
Sharjah Police said the gang duped people by calling them and pretending to be bank employees to get their bank account details.
Colonel Hamad Al Reyami, Deputy Director of Central Region Police Department, said the gang had called one of the victims and tricked him into providing them with his banking details, claiming his bank account details needed to be updated or else he will be blocked from using bank services.
After getting his bank account details, the scammers then withdrew money from the victim’s bank account.
“They used to wire the money from the victim’s account to other accounts in different banks before wiring the money outside the country,” Al Reyami said in a statement.
Following investigation on the tip-off, Sharjah Police raided the gang’s hideout and seized several mobile phones, SIM cards and receipts for money transfers. ICA/Expat Media
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