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01 December 2023

Dh136,482 Dubai scam: Fake credit card, license

Offender purchased jewellery and electronics with the forged card. (Supplied)

By Eman Al Baik

An Indian woman was sentence to six months in jail at Dubai Criminal Court of First Instances for using two forged credit cards to buy jewellery and electronics worth Dh136,482.
OL, 30, an Indian visitor will be deported after serving jail term.

According to the records, the accused purchased jewellery and electronics using credit cards of an Egyptian woman after managing to get replacement of lost from the owner's bank.

She posed as a card holder and supported identification by a forged driving license.

The crime came into light when the original holder of the cards contacted the bank to know about her credit details.

When the Egyptian was informed about the balances she was shocked and said that she had not used the cards.

The bank also found out that a woman who claimed to be the holder of the cards had stopped the previous ones claiming the cards were lost and was issued two new ones as replacement after answering all necessary identification questions correctly.

The new cards were sent via Aramex to the hotel room where had been staying.

The 'holder' also signed on Aramex courier delivery receipt and presented a driver license which was modified and had her picture on it.

Police found out that the used driver license belonged to an Egyptian man.

Cops questioned the shops where the two credit cards were used where they were informed that the individual had used driver license as an identification document.

Police arrested OL in an Aramex office when she had gone to collect a credit card that she managed to be issued by a bank different that the one involved in the first case.

The accused had a similar criminal record. She had managed to get a cheque book issued of a bank client that she was handed over via Aramex.