Online Scam: Expat Loses KD 3,000 To A Fake Cop

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KUWAIT CITY, Jan 21:  Despite the repeated warnings issued by the Ministry of Interior about the need to be wary of people who have been scammed by gangs impersonating as employees or securitymen; the Public Prosecution confirmed receiving fraud cases and one of the recent victims reported that KD3,000 was stolen from his bank account, reports Al-Anba daily quoting a reliable source. The source disclosed that an expatriate filed a report at Maidan Hawally Police Station where Case No. 11/2023 was registered under the felonies category, specifically forgery of a bank document.

The expatriate stated in his complaint that he received a call from someone who impersonated the police using a local telephone number and asked him for his OTP to suspend his account because someone tried to steal from it. He later found out that a total of KD3,000 was withdrawn from the account – KD1,000 first and then KD2,000. The source added that initial investigations revealed the amount was transferred to the account of an expatriate who was summoned, but he denied knowledge of the incident. Further investigations revealed that the money went to a Bangladeshi. When the officers checked the latter’s records in the Ministry of the Interior, they found out that he had left the country.

Video footage capturing an attempt by a scammer to deceive unsuspecting individuals.

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