Empost Staff Helps Bust Gang of Credit Card Cheats

Credit Card frauds have become quite common despite the various security controls introduced by the industry. But when it happens in your own back yard, then it is time to sit up and pay better attention.

Read the following article as reported in Khaleej Times.

Alertness on the part of an Empost employee helped the police to bust a gang of credit card cheats recently. Three Asians were arrested in this connection.

According to police, an Asian man approached the Empost office in Al Rumool area in Dubai and after claiming to be a GCC citizen, requested for a credit card parcel.

On being asked by the Empost staff whether he had received any intimation from Empost, he said since he was passing by he thought of collecting the parcel personally. The man aroused the suspicion of the Empost staff, who expressed their inability to hand over the parcel. Promptly, they informed the bank, which advised them to send an alert if the man came again to claim the parcel.

The bank, meanwhile, contacted the owner of the credit card, who told them that he did not visit any Empost office. The bank then alerted the Criminal Investigation Department of Dubai Police.

When the man again approached the Empost office on June 7 to claim the parcel, he was arrested.

Colonel Khalil Ebrahim Al Mansouri, director of the Criminal Investigation Department, said the suspect told the police that the forged documents were given to him by two Asians, who were also arrested. Police recovered many forged salary certificates and credit cards from the two.

The arrested men confessed that they had received the information about the owner of the credit card from and employee of a foreign bank in the UAE.

The suspect employee at the foreign bank confessed that he leaked confidential information about the owner of credit card to the suspects, to enable them to get the card from Empost.

Dubai Police have referred all the arrested men to Public Prosecution.

Courtesy: Amira – Khaleej Times

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