Coffee beans fraud arrests
Sharjah Police have arrested a gang of three men and a woman accused of online fraud over the sale of coffee beans. The Criminal Investigation Department at Sharjah Police said: “We received a complaint from a man, from an Arab country, who said that he was scammed.” The victim told police that a man from Africa contacted him online, offering to sell him a huge quantity of roasted coffee beans. The African man, according to police, told the victim that he was willing to sell the coffee beans in exchange for a lower price than in the market. The suspect told the victim, after meeting him in a Sharjah mall where money was exchanged, to accompany him to his office in a neighbouring emirate. When they arrived, the suspect told the Arab national man that the office was closed and would give him the receipt the next day. The complainant asked the suspect to return his money. He was given an envelope, which contained fake cash. The victim, an Arab national, reported the matter to police. The investigation led to the arrest of four people involved in online fraud, according to Sharjah Police.
ROASTED: Arrests were made over coffee fraud