Ajman Police have arrested 19 members of a gang suspected of running a telemarketing fake prize scam.
Mohammed Hamad bin Yafour Al Ghafli, deputy director of the criminal investigations department at the Ajman Police, said they had received reports on the gang calling victims about a Dh200,000 prize they had “supposedly won from a telecommunications company”.
They would either tell victims to transfer money as fees or ask them to provide bank account details.
Then, the fraudsters would either tell victims to transfer money as fees or ask them to provide bank account details, Al Ghafli said in a post on the Ajman Police’s Instagram account.
A task force was formed to investigate the reports and gather evidence, which pointed to the gang’s hide-out in Ajman, he added. Upon their arrest, the gang confessed to the crime.
Al Ghafli urged the public to be wary of such scams, reiterating that sensitive personal information, such as bank account details, should be kept private at all costs.
Source Credit: Khaleej Times