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Thursday, 20 January 2022 11:47 GMT

UAE- Electronic fraud gang busted in Sharjah

(MENAFN- Khaleej Times)

Sharjah Police arrested a gang of five people yesterdaywho were allegedlyinvolved in aspate of electronic frauds.

Police official said that they received a complaint from one of the businessmen that someone had hacked into his company's email and sent emails to the company's clients asking them to deposit money to a bank account of a fake company.

Through the email they informed the clients that the company had changed its accounts numbers and name in the banks.

Col Ibrahim Al Ajill Director CID at Sharjah Police said that based on the information provided by the victim they found out that the gang members had opened accounts using the name of new companies and hacked the emailsto send messages to theclients.

He said that many clientshad transferred money to the fake account of the hackers.

The police team managed to arrest thegang and they informed the police that each one had his own role to play in the crime. The gang would only meet when they wouldcome to divide the cash. They would usedthe moneyto buy auto spare parts and electronics to send it to their countries.

Police also managed to rescue Canadian investors who almostbecamevictims of this fraud.

Col Al Ajill warned against the danger of electronic crimes conducted by criminal inside and outside the country. He urged the investors and business owners to verify information on the phone before sending the cash to any account.

Afkar Abdullah

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