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7-member gang arrested for stealing money after getting access to 2,000 fingerprints

October 30, 2022
Public Prosecution
Public Prosecution



Saudi Gazette report

RIYADHAn official source at the Public Prosecution said that a seven-member criminal gang, including one Saudi citizen and six Asian nationals, was arrested for stealing money after getting access to 2,000 fingerprints of people.

The gang resorted to getting access to the fingerprints of persons and managed to obtain SIM cards in their names without their knowledge. They used to contact these persons and delude them that they were representatives of financial agencies and then managed to get access to their confidential data and steal money from their accounts through the OTP coming to their phone numbers taken by misusing the fingerprints.

The monetary wing under the Public Prosecution investigated the fraudulent practices of the criminal gang. It was revealed in the investigations that the citizen obtained commercial registration in the telecommunications field to facilitate the Asian nationals to engage in fraud.

The Public Prosecution found that the gang managed to get access to more than 2000 fingerprints of people and started stealing money from the bank accounts of the victims. The gang members were arrested following an order issued by the Attorney General in this regard.

The source said that the Public Prosecution is keen on protecting people from all forms of fraud and stringent punitive measures will be taken against fraudsters.


October 30, 2022
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