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Two people arrested in Madinah for carrying out 146 financial frauds

November 25, 2023
The Criminal Investigation Department of the Madinah Police arrested two people for carrying out 146 financial fraud operations.
The Criminal Investigation Department of the Madinah Police arrested two people for carrying out 146 financial fraud operations.

Saudi Gazette report

MADINAH — The Criminal Investigation Department of the Madinah Police arrested two people for carrying out 146 financial fraud operations.

The police explained that the accused are a resident of Pakistani nationality and an expatriate on a visit visa of Indian nationality.

They used a residential apartment, equipped with devices and SIM cards, as a den to carry out financial fraud operations.

Those fraudsters carried out these fraudulent operations by impersonating an incorrect identity and broadcasting fake advertisements on social media networks in order to obtain the victims’ data, enter their bank accounts, and seize their money.

The number of reports received of these frauds in Saudi Arabia's regions reached 146 reports, Madinah police said, noting that this resulted in financial withdrawals exceeding SR22 million.

The Madinah police confirmed that the accused were arrested and legal measures were taken against them, and then they were referred to the Public Prosecution.


November 25, 2023
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