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Indian Trio in Dubai Hack Account of a Businessman and Steal Money

Indianexpress.com posted on December 6th, 2016, stating that prosecutors accused three Indians for forging papers to collect duplicate SIM card as well as hacking banking application of the businessman for stealing his money.

The three Indians who are not named - a 26-year-old mechanic, a 27-year-old visitor and a 38-year-old worker - allegedly visited one outlet, and then one of those individuals claims that his SIM card was lost in the month of May. According to report of Gulf News, on being asked for filling the required form details to get the duplicate SIM, the three Indians provide details of the businessman along with the phone number as per records. Even forging the businessman's signature on application form after pretending that original SIM card got lost.

After that duplicate SIM was used for hacking the bank account of the businessman via mobile banking application, and then transferred Dh 1 Mn from the businessman's account to a different bank account. When the businessman found that the money was withdrawn from the account, he immediately contacted the bank. The Bank told that transfer occurred via his smartphone banking app.

Police are informed that money was transferred to the account of an Indian man. Investigation revealed that a worker aged 38 and a visitor aged 27 collected that money in the form of cheques , which got issued to these Indians. Prosecutors charge the 3 Indians for forging papers to collect duplicate SIM card as well as hacking the banking application of the businessman for stealing the money. As per the charge-sheet, the prosecutors said that the 3 Indians have make conspiration with 2 or more other suspects, who are absconding.

Prosecutors were informed by the police lieutenant that the worker was first arrested, the one who have confessed to have obtained duplicate SIM. The lieutenant added that: "he confessed that he handed the duplicate SIM to one of the runaway suspects, who paid him money. The visitor was apprehended while trying to cash one of the cheques. The 27-year-old claimed that he had agreed with a man to cash the cheque for him against a certain commission." Moreover, the worker alleged that several bank cards with pin codes for withdrawing cash was given to him by a runaway suspects. The court will deliver the verdict of the case on 29th December.

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