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Man accused of scam fined Dh2,000.

Ras Al Khaimah: A man accused of conning a woman by telling her she had won Dh1 million ended up being fined Dh2,000 for not signing etisalat documents, a judiciary official told Gulf News.

The verdict was pronounced by Judge Fat'hi Al Qala'a at RAK Misdemeanour Court last week.

The case dates back to February when a man phoned the victim claiming he was calling from a well-known company and that she had won a cash prize.

He asked her to transfer Dh7,000 to his account to complete procedures. The victim transferred the cash via an exchange house but, after receiving the cash, the man switched off his mobile phone.

The woman realised she had fallen victim to a scam and reported the incident to the police. Ras Al Khaimah Police tracked down the owner of the mobile phone and a court case was brought against him.

The owner denied the allegations and claimed someone had got a mobile number issued under his name.

The court asked for a report from etisalat. Etisalat confirmed the accused had five mobile numbers under his name but the papers did not bear his signature, the judge ordered the defendant be fined Dh2,000 for this offence.

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Publication:Gulf News (United Arab Emirates)
Date:Mar 30, 2014
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