Muscat – The Royal Oman Police (ROP) arrested a person for violating the Omani banking law after the Department for Combating Economic Crimes received a report from a local bank stating that suspicious metal bank cards were being traded.
After investigation, an advertisement was monitored through social media programmes for the service of replacing the bank card with a card with special features and a distinctive form in exchange for a sum of money without a license or approval of the concerned authorities.
‘As a result, the identity of the accused was identified and arrested. The legal procedures were completed against him,’ ROP statement said.
ROP warns against dealing with suspicious advertisements, as fraudsters may resort to them to steal data and use it in purchases or withdraw funds available in bank accounts.