​Expats held over phone call scams in Oman
January 22, 2018 | 8:50 PM
by Times News Service
Photo - @RoyalOmanPolice

Muscat: Police have arrested a gang of 22 expats on charges of electronic fraud, and seized 60 mobile phones and more than 70 SIM cards used by the gang.

An official source at the Royal Oman Police (ROP) revealed, “The Criminal Investigation Department in Muscat and the Department of Crime Prevention have arrested a gang of 22 citizens of Asian nationality who practice electronic fraud against citizens and residents via telephone.”

Sixty mobile phones and 76 SIM cards were seized by ROP, the source added. Police have warned the public over falling victim to electronic fraud over mobile phones or over the internet, and advised them not to deal with or entertain such anonymous calls.

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