Guo was persuaded to transfer 4.3 million yuan ($609,000) after the fraudster claimed another friend needed the money to come from a company bank account to pay the guarantee on a public tender.
The capital police urged job seekers to be cautious and not be taken in by fraudulent employment websites, which deceive people and claim to offer job opportunities that require the payment of fees, noting that credible employment companies do not charge fees or ask for personal information.
The suspect used the authority given to him to convince a client company to write a Dhs500,000 cheque under his name and encashed it.
CBUAE cautioned consumers saying that it would never ask consumers about private information — such as personal and bank account information. It warned consumers to be alert and aware of malicious phone calls and WhatsApp messages claiming to be from CBUAE.
Official records indicate that the defendant and his accomplices have come up with an elaborate scheme of impersonating an American woman and luring the victim through WhatsApp in order to assault and rob him.
In the details, the plaintiff reportedly hired a construction company to carry out maintenance work and to add storeys to a commercial-residential building and its annexe.