Viral video of dollar boxes was work of African gang

By Eudore R. Chand

DUBAI 13 September 2019: Dubai Police has clarified that the viral video circulated on social media showing boxes filled with piles of dollars, was secretly taken by an African gang who used the clip to blackmail the man in the footage after he had refused to give in to their claims.

Colonel Faisal Al Qasim, Director of Dubai Police Security Media, said the scammers tried to deceive the man, whom the gang had lured through social media, promising to double his money in no time while showing him boxes filled with counterfeit dollars.

“The man who almost fell a prey to the gang, disbelieved their claims and reported the matter to Dubai Police who swiftly took necessary actions to arrest the suspects,” Col AlQasim added.

The director of Dubai Police Security Media urged members of the public to stay alert against all scammers and online strangers, and to immediately report suspicious activities to Dubai Police through the force’s channels including the ecrime.ae platform , the emergency number 999 , Dubai Police Call centre 901, or through the (Police Eye) feature via Dubai Police App.

Dubai Gazette