Cunning fraudster robs expat of all his savings

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KUWAIT CITY, Feb 27: Despite repeated warnings from the Ministry of Interior, national banks, and various media outlets cautioning against fraudulent schemes perpetrated by individuals posing as security personnel and local bank representatives, an expatriate fell victim to a new scam yesterday. A staggering sum of 3,700 dinars was illicitly siphoned from his bank account after he received a call from a mobile number appearing as a local ‘Video Call’, reports Al-Anba daily. On the other end of the line was a cunning fraudster masquerading as a security guard, who duped the expatriate into conversing with someone purporting to be a bank employee. This bogus bank representative deceitfully informed the victim that he had won a prize in a draw conducted by one of the banks.

To claim his supposed winnings of 1,000 dinars, the victim was coerced into divulging sensitive bank card information, including his password and verification code. As soon as the victim complied with these requests, the fraudster swiftly drained his account of 3,700 dinars, effectively wiping out his entire balance. In response to this egregious act, a case has been filed at the Sabah Al-Salem police station, categorizing the incident as a felony under the title of ‘Forgery in a Bank Document.’ The phone number used by the perpetrator to contact the victim has been documented as evidence in the case file.

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