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Joint UAE police operation nets 28 phone scammers

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Feb. 11, 20 | 8:33 am

A joint police operation of law enforcement yielded the arrest of 28 expats involved in phone scams in the UAE.

In coordination with Dubai and Ajman Police, Abu Dhabi Police conducted a raid in the flats of two phone scam groups operating in the country.

The phone scammers duped their unsuspecting victims by obtaining their bank details.

After getting the personal bank information of their targets, they would siphon off all their money in the bank.

Authorities found several phones in the flat of the fraudsters. These will be used by the police as evidence in court.

Lieutenant Colonel Dr. Salem Huwaimal Al Amiri, Director of the Criminal Investigations Department, reminded the public to be cautious of such modus.

He advised the public to maintain the confidentiality of their financial activities, avoid engaging with anonymous numbers and report anomalous activity to the authorities.

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. كشفت شرطة أبوظبي خلال المؤتمر الصحفي لإطلاق حملة #خلك_حذّر عن ضبط عصابتي احتيال هاتفي بالتعاون مع شرطتي دبي وعجمان مكونة من 28 شخصاً "آسيوياً" خلال فبراير الجاري يستخدمون الاحتيال الهاتفي وسيلة للإيقاع بضحاياهم والاستيلاء على مدخراتهم وأرصدتهم البنكية بطرق احتيالية. ودعا المقدم دكتور سالم هويمل العامري مدير إدارة التحريات والمباحث الجنائية، الجمهور إلى ضرورة الحذر من عمليات النصب والإحتيال حيث يستخدم المحتالين والنصابين شتى الأساليب المغرية للإيقاع بضحاياهم لافتاً إلى حرص شرطة أبوظبي ومن خلال منصاتها على مواقع التواصل الاجتماعي على توعية الجمهور بمخاطر النصب الهاتفي ومؤكداً اهمية التعاون في الابلاغ عن اي عمليات نصب هاتفي بما يسهم في التصدي لها باسرع وقت ، و حث على ضرورة الانتباه إلى عدم التعامل مع الأرقام الغريبة والمحافظة على سرية المعلومات المالية و الشخصية وإبلاغ الأجهزة الأمنية فور استقبال اتصال هاتفي مريب، واتخاذ الحيطة في التعامل مع الاتصالات والرسائل الهاتفية، والتأكّد من مصدرها وفي حالات النصب الابلاغ الي اقرب مركز شرطة أو الاتصال على بدالة #امان للاستفسار. #في_أبوظبي ‏#InAbuDhabi #أبوظبي_أمن_وسلامة ‏#Abudhabi_safe_and_secure #الإمارات #أبوظبي #شرطة_أبوظبي #أخبار_شرطة_أبوظبي #الإعلام_الأمني ‏#UAE #AbuDhabi #ADPolice #ADPolice_news ‏#security_media

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