The Abu Dhabi Police have seized three gangs of 25 Asian suspects who were involved in fraud and scams over the telephone, with the operation also involving the Sharjah and Ajman Police.
According to the Abu Dhabi Police, the suspects would call residents with the intent of retrieving their private banking details.Telephone scammers try to steal your money or personal information. Scams may come through phone calls from real people, robocalls, or text messages. The callers often make false promises, such as opportunities to buy products, invest your money, or receive free product trials. They may also offer you money through free grants and lotteries. Some scammers may call with threats of jail or lawsuits if you don’t pay them.
There have been a number of recent incidents involving victims whom have fallen for these scams, believing their bank accounts to have been frozen and proceeding to give out their banking details over the phone and to the scammers.
The gang would scam residents promising fake cash prizes. Victims were asked to transfer their telephone recharge cards as charges for receiving the winning cash that never existed.
According to the Abu Dhabi Police, the suspects would call residents with the intent of retrieving their private banking details.
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