Ten Asian expats arrested for telephone money fraud

A source in the Royal Oman Police has said that the Department of Criminal Investigation, in cooperation with the Southern Batinah Police, arrested 10 people of an Asian nationality on charges of telephone fraud, including one person who used a fraudulent radio programme.
The source added that the defendants used to through telephone calls inform their victims that they had won thousands of riyals. They would request for their bank card numbers and subsequently withdraw their savings. The source pointed out that due to the efforts, police were able to locate the suspects in Barka and arrest the accused in coordination with the prosecution. A number of telephone devices used for the fraud were seized from them. The source said the Barka police station is continuing to investigate the case.