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Six arrested for online banking fraud

19 Jan 2021

Six expats have been arrested on charges of online fraud after they duped people by obtaining their bank details, according to Royal Oman Police.

In the guise of being bank employees, the accused sent text messages to their victims asking them to call back so that their bank cards could be activated. 

‘During the call, the suspects obtained the bank data of the victims and withdrew money from their accounts,’ the ROP stated.

The scammers’ messages often said: ‘Your ATM card has been blocked because you have not updated it. You won’t be able to use your ATM card. Please call our number.’ Another message stated: ‘Your ATM card has been blocked because you have not updated your Omani ID. If you want to keep using your ATM card, please call back.’

 

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