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2 Asians arrested for scamming

KUWAIT CITY, Dec 4: Personnel from the Criminal Investigation Department have arrested two Asians working for an international network spread across several Gulf countries for exploiting the names of local banks, and communicating with citizens and residents through modern telephone applications to cheat residents and citizens after informing that they have won large sums of money, getting their account information by luring them, penetrating their bank accounts and withdrawing their money, reports Al-Qabas daily.

A security source said that the two men have confessed to working with four other partners who reside in GCC countries. The Criminal Investigations Department has addressed their counterparts in those countries and provided them with their names and place of residence, in preparation for their arrest.

The suspects have confessed to ‘earning’ big money from citizens and residents in the country after persuading them that they are representatives of local banks. The suspects said they would tell their victims that they have won big money prizes and then would ask for their bank account data including the four digit PIN to deposit the prize money and then withdraw the money from their accounts.

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