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Brothers 'arrested for Dubai fraud' affecting over 50 people

Pair were allegedly running company providing bogus immigration advice - report

Brothers 'arrested for Dubai fraud' affecting over 50 people

Two brothers have been arrested for alleged involvement in a fraud in which more than 50 people are believed to have lost millions of dirhams, according to 7Days.

Dubai Public Prosecution is reportedly questioning two Arab brothers suspected of running a company purporting to provide advice to immigrants to the UAE.

The pair is suspected of making between AED50,000 and AED100,000 from charging customers for bogus advice. Their company reportedly had 50 employees and was advertising on social media.

Khalil Ibrahim Al Mansouri, assistant chief of the criminal investigations department at Dubai Police, said: “We started receiving complaints from victims earlier this year about a company in the Deira area.

“They were promoting that they know important people in the UAE and they can solve any problem like cancelling the immigration fees or deportation and changing the legal situation for people who were staying illegally.

“They were ruining Dubai’s reputation by claiming that they have employees in government bodies who are cooperating with them. We investigated and it was all fake.”

7Days reported that one brother tried to escape but was arrested and began cooperating with the police. The second was arrested in an undercover police operation.

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