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Dubai Police nabs 47 fake job recruiters and scammers extorting money from jobseekers


Dubai Police has recently arrested 47 fake job recruiters that carried out cybercrimes, including posing as fake job recruiters to get money from jobseekers.

In a press release, Dubai Police said that the 47 were members of 20 gangs in Dubai and another emirate and were charged with fraud, blackmail, extortion, and robbery. 

The fraudsters are also found out to be setting fake dating profiles and using fake IDs to rent apartments that they used as their office. 

The police operation, dubbed as ‘Shadow’, arrested 37 men and 10 women, all from Africa. 

“They were arrested for committing blackmail, cyber extortion and other fraudulent activities against social media users, Maj. General Al Mansouri, assistant commander-in-chief of criminal investigation for Dubai Police, said. 

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