22 October 2016Last updated

Features | Reportage

Fraudsters leave Dubai residents with huge phone bills

Conmen using lost or stolen IDs to subscribe to mobile numbers in residents’ names

31 May 2016 | 11:31 am
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Fraudsters are using stolen or lost Emirates IDs to subscribe to post-paid phone numbers, leaving residents with bills worth thousands of dirhams.

After losing their IDs, the victims have received huge bills for multiple phone numbers in their name, as well as reminder calls from their phone company to settle the dues.

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