Technology causes an increase in Dubai mobile phone crime rates

Blackmail was one of the most significant problems, as well as fake cash awards and international call scams.

“We were tipped off by reliable sources that some people were involved in communications fraud,” said Lt Abdulla Alshahi.

“After arresting the suspects, we found that they would make international calls by connecting a device called SimBox to a computer which, in turn, is connected to an overseas server. This allows fraudsters to make international calls cheaper than the legal cost, causing du and Etisalat to suffer losses

Read more: http://www.thenational.ae/uae/technology/technology-causes-an-increase-in-dubai-mobile-phone-crime-rates#ixzz2r4LIS3nJ 

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