Bahrain: Criminal Gang Running Bank Account Scam Busted

A criminal gang involved in stealing money from unsuspecting individuals’ bank accounts has been apprehended by the police. According to the Chief of the Cybercrime Prosecution, the matter was brought to their attention after a victim reported that funds had been withdrawn from their account without their knowledge.

Acting on intelligence received from the Anti-Economic Crimes Department of the General Directorate for Anti-Corruption and Economic and Electronic Security, law enforcement officials initiated an investigation that led to the arrest of four suspects.

These suspects, all of whom are Asian nationals, admitted to running a scam in which they contacted victims and unlawfully obtained personal and banking information. The suspects then used the acquired data to take control of the bank accounts.

The Public Prosecution ordered that the suspects be held in custody for seven days as investigations continue. The case is set to be transferred to a competent court once all necessary procedures have been completed.


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