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Five men were arrested in Sharjah on Thursday for emptying a resident’s savings accounts by posing as bank employees.
Sharjah Police’s Criminal Investigation Department (CID) chief Col Omar Ahmed Balzod stated that scammers would call randomly and advise victims to update their bank data, adding that their accounts would be frozen if they didn’t respond.
Several complaints about the fraud prompted the police to investigate and track down the scammers.
The CID team managed to locate the apartment that the gang was using as headquarters. They raided the flat and seized mobile phones, computers, and SIM cards believed to have been used in the fraud, Col Balzod said.
Legal measures have been taken against the suspects upon their arrest. The case has been referred to the Public Prosecution.
The CID director cautioned the public not to answer suspicious calls and never to provide financial or personal information online or by phone. BKM/ Expat Media
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