Seven expats arrested for e-fraud, impersonating bank employees

T TV Thursday 19/September/2019 16:56 PM
By: Times News Service

Seven expats have been arrested by the Royal Oman Police after they stole money from citizens and residents by pretending to be bank employees.

"The accused had sent text messages to bank customers, asking them to 'update their credit card information'. This then allowed the expats to use the number to withdraw money from the personal accounts of the victims." – Royal Oman Police

The accused of these crimes, according to ROP, had used a large number of cell phones for the crime in an attempt to stop themselves from being traced.

The accused also issued sim cards from communications companies, as they were discovered along with a large number of cell phones.