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Posted On: 17 June 2019 09:47 am
Updated On: 17 June 2019 09:48 am

Seven members of a counterfeit currency gang held in Qatar

Khadiza Begum
Khadiza Begum
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The Economic and Cyber Crimes Combating Department at the General Directorate of Criminal Investigation arrested seven persons, including six Arab nationals and one European national with 4 bags of counterfeit currencies. The authorities also found papers and tools used to dupe the victims by claiming that the papers are converted into counterfeit currencies with intention to obtain real money from the victims.

Seven members of a counterfeit currency gang held in Qatar
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After receiving a search warrant from the competent authorities, the concerned security people seized the fake currencies and other items. Those arrested confessed to their charges and were referred to the judicial authorities to complete the legal procedures followed in this regard.

Protect yourself from scams

Scammers are getting increasingly sophisticated in their attempts to get your money or personal details. Be careful and protect yourself from being scammed. The Ministry of the Interior urges the public to be cautious and not to deal with such fraudsters who offer easy wealth through fraudulent methods. The Ministry also calls for cooperation with the Economic and Cyber Crimes Combating Department by reporting any such actions or practices in order to achieve security in society.