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Batelco warns over fraudulent calls promising prizes

Batelco, Bahrain’s leading telecom operator, has issued a warning to its customers on fraudulent calls informing them that they have won a large sum of money. Such calls which are generated from a variety of Bahrain mobile numbers

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Former Rakia official held over alleged fraud

A former senior official of a key development body in Ras Al Khaimah, UAE has been arrested in Saudi Arabia over an alleged $1.5 billion fraud, his lawyers said on Wednesday. Khater Massaad was detained at Jeddah airport, in the w

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Egypt probes $70m fraud in wheat supply

Egypt's general prosecutor said on Sunday that local wheat suppliers worked with government employees to falsely claim E£621 million  ($69.93 million) worth of grain that does not exist. Egypt has been embroiled in

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Two suspects held over ATM fraud

Two European men have been arrested on suspicion of stealing bank card details using a skimming device on an ATM belonging to a leading bank in Bahrain, said a report in Gulf Daily News, our sister publication. To read more, pl

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Firms to showcase real-time fraud management solutions

Finesse, together with leading anti-fraud technology major CustomerXPs, will showcase their enterprise fraud management solutions platform that many financial institutions are seeking today, at an event in Dubai this week. Finesse and C

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Online jobs fraud suspect held in Bahrain

A European resident has been arrested in Bahrain for allegedly running a fake recruitment company and cheating a number of job-seekers, reported the Gulf Daily News, our sister publication. To read further, please visit

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Koenig stresses need for more cyber security professionals

Koenig Solutions, one of the leading trainers of IT professionals, recently stressed the need for more cyber security professionals in the region. Speaking at the recently held IT DNA Security Workshops in Dubai, Rajneesh Upadhyay, seni

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Bahrain to tighten SIM card registration rules

The Bahrain Telecommunications Regulatory Authority has issued strict guildelines on the SIM-card enabled telecommunications services registration in bid to safeguard consumers from fraud and identity theft related crimes. The TRA

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Iata aims at reducing fraudulent payment transactions

The International Air Transport Association (Iata) is expanding its activities to prevent payment fraud in the air travel industry, which costs an estimated $858 million annually. Of the total loss, approximately $639 million is borne b

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Solo Capital to close amid reports of Danish probe

Solo Capital Partners, a hedge fund with offices in London and Dubai, is to be closed down, according to a statement on the firm’s website, amid reports of a probe into its activities by Danish prosecutors.  

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