Dubai Police announces the arrest of 494 people due to fraud

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Due to fraud, the Dubai Police Department has announced the arrest of 494 people.

In Dubai, there have been 494 arrests for phone fraud that targeted banking customers.

The police in the UAE arrested hundreds of fraudsters.

Investigators in the United Arab Emirates apprehended hundreds of con artists.

In order to deceive victims and gain access to their funds and bank accounts, the con artists employed mobile phone calls, emails, text messages, and links from social media platforms.

Have you recently received a request to "update your banking information"? Most likely, he is currently behind bars. During the course of the previous year, the Dubai Police apprehended 494 people who were involved in 406 instances of phone fraud that targeted bank customers.

Ways to defraud bank customers in the Emirates.

There are various methods that can be used to scam bank customers in the Emirates.

In order to deceive victims and gain access to their funds and bank accounts, the con artists employed mobile phone calls, emails, text messages, and links from social media platforms. The police have located and confiscated "significant amounts of money," along with mobile phones, laptops, and SIM cards used in these scams.

Dubai Police issues instructions to protect against fraud.

The Dubai Police Department has issued directives to prevent fraudulent activity.

Brigadier Harib Al Shamsi, interim director of the General Department for Criminal Investigation, strongly encouraged residents to never divulge their banking details or credit card information to anyone claiming to be from a financial institution. One of the most typical strategies that con artists use is to threaten their victims by stating that their bank accounts will be frozen unless they update the information.

Banks never use the phone to inquire about information updates. The officer strongly encourages customers to update their information directly through bank offices, official customer service personnel, or verified banking applications.

We strongly encourage residents who fall for these scams to promptly report their experiences to the authorities.

In 2022, the Sharjah Police Department's Criminal Investigation Department (CID) apprehended a group of five individuals who were perpetrators of a similar racket. Scammers would contact their victims at random and inform them that they needed to update their bank details. They would also threaten to freeze their accounts if they did not answer the calls. Following that, they proceeded to consume the life savings of a great number of residents before they were apprehended.

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