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Seven expats arrested for electronic fraud: ROP

27 Dec 2020

Muscat Governorate Police Command, in cooperation with the Directorate General of Inquiries and Criminal Investigations, arrested seven expatriates on charges of electronic fraud.

An official at ROP said the modus operandi the fraudsters used was to send text messages via mobile phone to people. The message included a request from a bank to call the phone number attached to the message to activate their bank cards, and during the call, bank data was taken from the victim and money withdrawn from their accounts.

ROP has urged people not to be lured by anonymous messages, communications or links and not to provide any data.

 

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