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ROP arrests fraudster posing as bank employee

29 Jun 2021

Royal Oman Police (ROP) on Tuesday arrested an expatriate on charges of fraud and for allegedly posing as a bank employee. 

‘The criminal method was that the victim transferred a sum of money through one of the exchange houses, after which he received a phone call from the exchange employee, pretending that he was an employee of the bank he was dealing with,’ the Economic Crimes Control Department of ROP said.

According to ROP, the suspect asked him to update the bank card to facilitate his transfer of funds abroad and to give him the OTP number that he received via text message at that moment, which enabled the accused to debit large sums of money from the victim’s account.

ROP cautioned the public against falling prey to such scams, and to be careful of calls asking for personal details.

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