Two men will now be tried for impersonation of bank employees.
Two men pretended to be bank employees and defrauded a woman, after which they managed to obtain a loan of Dh 160,000 in her name.
The Dubai prosecutor’s office said on Monday that the two men had been referred to the criminal court for trial.
The defendants called the plaintiff, claiming to be representatives of the bank. They asked him to update his personal information so that his “banking services” were not affected.
Falling into the trap of their scam, the woman disclosed her bank details, including a one-time password.
The defendants then obtained a loan of 160,000 Dh in his name and transferred the amount to two bank accounts.
Police often issue warnings to residents to be vigilant and avoid sharing bank details.
Residents have in the past been advised not to share confidential banking information, including bank account or credit card details, passwords for online banking services, personal identification numbers for ATMs and security number (CCV).
In May this year, a young Emirati lost all his savings after a seven-minute phone call with a con artist.
The victim disclosed his bank details after receiving a call from someone, claiming to be from his bank. The suspect had asked for details, saying he wanted to update “customer data”.