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11 conmen arrested in Bahrain mobile phone scam

Eleven conmen who scammed mobile phone users in Bahrain out of BD22,000 ($58,055) have been arrested.   The suspects, believed to be Pakistanis, told Bahrainis and residents they had won cash prizes in a raffle d

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Dubai police hunt for man in rent scam

  Dubai police are on the look out for a Saudi national who is at the centre of a major real estate rent scam in the city, a report said.   The Criminal Investigation Department (CID) officials are

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Mobile users face Olympics scams

Mobile users were targeted last month by a number of malware attacks including fake applications exploiting consumers’ interest in the official app for the 2012 Summer Olympic Games, said a report. The attacks were also targeted a

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Etisalat warns customers on scam calls

UAE-based Etisalat has announced a formal alert to its customers to beware unsolicited suspicious calls, in the wake of increasing scam calls and spam incidences. The telecommunications company has learned that some fraudsters posing to be

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Lottery, prizes ‘top consumer frauds’

Lottery and prize scams are among the leading consumer frauds globally, said an expert, advising consumers not to be fooled by imposters tempting them with big financial prizes and counterfeit checks. It’s tempting to play a foreign lotter

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GSM phones vulnerable to new scam: expert

A well-known expert on mobile phone security says a vulnerability in a widely used wireless technology could allow hackers to gain remote control of phones, instructing them to send text messages or make calls. They could use the vulnerabi

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200 fall prey to gold scam in Bahrain

More than 200 customers fear losing money they invested in a gold scheme after the jewellery store shut down and the owner could not be reached. They invested in the scheme offered by Atlanta Jewellers Company at Gold City, Manama, which h

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Western Union offers Internet scam tips

Western Union, a leader in global payment services, is offering the latest information and tips on common Internet scams in a move to help protect consumers from becoming victims of fraud. “Internet scams succeed based on the fraudster’s a

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Email scammers tout assets of deposed leaders

Scam emails supposedly from close aides or relatives of deposed Arab leaders are offering a huge chunk of their assets if recipients hand over their bank details or pay a fee up front. "The quantity of attacks of this sort that we detect i

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Zain Bahrain warns customers against call scam

A series of hoax calls to Zain numbers from callers who identify themselves as being from Zain Bahrain and promising a cash reward, has led to the telecoms company issuing a warning against the call scam. Zain Bahrain customers have been w

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