Cof­fee beans fraud ar­rests

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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

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