MUSCAT : Five expats were arrested in Muscat Governorate on charges of online fraud after they duped people by obtaining their bank details, Royal Oman Police (ROP) said on Thursday.
According to ROP, the suspects pretended to be bank employees send text messages to victims on their phone, telling them that their bank cards needed to be update.
“The suspects would send text messages to potential victims and try to dupe them into divulging their bank account details by telling them that their account or cards needed to be updated. They will lure them to obtain personal data. Legal procedures are being completed against the suspects,” ROP said in a statement.
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