Hong Kong's elderly are plagued by phone scammers who seek out vulnerable and wealthy victims willing to transfer money or make bogus investments. Police said scammers targeted an elderly woman living in a mansion on The Peak, Hong Kong's ritziest neighbourhood.
Last summer criminals contacted the unnamed woman pretending to be Chinese public security officials.
A realty company official who forged documents to swindle Dhs501,553 electronic devices from a supplier lost the case at the Dubai Appeals Court on Sunday.
Abu Dhabi Police also warned of links to fraudulent electronic sites, including small text messages that simulate government institutions and troll the public and tempt them with advantages of cooperating with government agencies through their websites.
Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia was on Sunday arrested by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) in the excise policy scam matter after day-long questioning.
The 30 members of the gang were sentenced to a combined total of 96 years of imprisonment. They will be deported from the country after serving their sentence. The Court ordered the defendants to jointly pay a fine of over Dhs32 million.
TheProsecution has urged internet and social media users to be vigilant and avoid dealing with unauthorised or unscrupulous parties who use misleading advertising to entice their victims to wire money for financial profits.
A British trio allegedly claimed their two companies have signed contracts worth billions with Expo, then used that to scam 13 suppliers into selling them products worth millions of dirhams.
A German-Russian fraudster who tricked New York high society into believing she was a wealthy heiress and stealing more than $200,000 was jailed on Thursday for up to 12 years.
Kerala’s opposition Congress party on Monday asked Pinarayi Vijayan, the state’s chief minister, to end his silence on the raging police postal ballot controversy.