Online scammer who stole nearly RO1.3mn in Oman arrested

11 Jul 2018
POSTED BY Alvin Thomas

An Arab expat who scammed several individuals using counterfeit cards has been arrested, as per the Royal Oman Police (ROP).

The man had reportedly stolen RO1.27mn using forged bank cards belonging to others, before transferring it to his account online and then withdrawing it through different cash points (ATMs).

The ROP said in a statement, “The Directorate General of Investigation and Criminal Investigation of the ROP arrested a person of Arab nationality on charges of using counterfeit credit cards belonging to others and in violation of money laundering laws and information technology,”

“The criminal method of the accused, who manages the banking operations of a company, was to transfer money using counterfeit credit cards forged at ATMs and then withdraw in cash, where the value of withdrawals was more than RO 1,270,000,” the statement added.

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