Three held for cyber blackmailing in Oman

      Published on Friday, 22 January , 2021      1321 Views     
Three held for cyber blackmailing in Oman

Three expatriate men have been arrested three men on charges of fraud, electronic blackmail and money laundering, local media reported on Thursday.

According to a statement issued online by the Royal Oman Police, the three men were arrested on charges of fraud, electronic extortion and money laundering.

One of the suspects impersonated a woman and communicated with their victims on a social media networking site and asked them to send their private pictures, the statement said.

After the suspects obtained the pictures, they blackmail their victims to pay large sums of money, otherwise they will post their private pictures on social media platforms.

The suspects have been referred to public prosecution for legal action. They were remanded in police custody pending investigation and trial

Category Government, Technology | 2021/01/22 latest update at 9:00 PM
Source : Gulf News | Photocredit : Google
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