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‘You will be rich overnight’ … Kuwaiti cheated by African gang

KUWAIT CITY, Oct 27: An unidentified Kuwaiti who was overtaken by greed is cursing himself for allowing to be cheated by a gang of African men who promised to make him reach ‘overnight’, reports Al-Rai daily.

The man in his complaint to the Salmiya Police Station said the gang members met him and convinced him to invest his money in a big project and promised to pay him three times the money invested.

They also said they will pay back in three installments – one installment every month. He went on to say he had no ready cash, so he withdrew some money from the bank and the rest borrowed from family and friends and handed over to the gang members for investment.

However, when the time for payment of first installment came, he was invited to a public park in Salmiya and was given KD 140,000. He took the money and went home and after checking the texture of the bank noted he lamented his misfortune and drove straight to the Salmiya Police Station with the money.

He was then referred to the Criminal Investigation Department where he was shown the pictures of the men and found out that the men had already left the country. He has been referred to the Public Prosecution for further investigation.

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