Bahrain: E-payment fraud lands 6 in jail

Six people are in the dock for carrying out fictitious payments by hacking an ePayment system to clear their dues with a government agency.

They will face trial before the High Criminal Court starting on 4th January 2022. All of the suspects are now in pretrial detention. One of the suspects was on the run, and police arrested him from a Gulf Country(name not disclosed) by issuing an international arrest warrant.

Police interrogated the runaway suspect alongwith the others in the Kingdom and charged them with electronic fraud and misrepresentation of information technology system data The suspects used a foreign bank abroad for making fake payments after hacking their electronic payment key. However, all the fictitious payment transactions were detected and stopped.

The head of the Capital Governorate Prosecution said the suspects tampered with the digital link of the electronic payment site to carry out fake payments and clear their dues. Investigators gathered evidence from the specialists of the government e-Payment website and the financial company responsible for validating the transactions received through the e-Payment website.


News of Bahrain
Back to top button