Police issue warning after scam uncovered
March 19, 2017 | 11:05 PM
by Times News Service
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Muscat: An OMR85,000 fraud case was foiled by the ROP, the police announced


An Omani national was allegedly conned by two men of Arab African nationality, police reported. The alleged scamsters alluded to a large investment project for the Omani man to participate in, only for the victim to discover that he had been set up, after he had paid the men OMR85,000.

The Omani national reported the fraud to the Baushar Police Station, and after a detailed investigation, the two perpetrators were caught by the Baushar ROP. The case has been sent to Public Prosecution for further investigation.

A source from the ROP has advised Omani citizens and residents to exercise extreme caution with regards to money transactions.

He warned of the frequency of fraud cases being investigated in the recent period, and that the majority of scammers are of African descent, who would enter the country with a tourist visa, and would take on businessmen personas with large investment projects in order to trick victims.

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