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Conman sells fake flight and hotel bookings in Bahrain

Owner of Instagram account arrested after receiving money from customers without providing services

Conman sells fake flight and hotel bookings in Bahrain
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A man selling fake plane tickets and hotel bookings through an Instagram account has been arrested by police in Bahrain, according to the Anti-corruption and Economic and Electronic Security director-general.

Authorities discovered the fake account, set up illegally under pretences of representing a travel agency, received money from customers without providing them with any services, reported Bahrain News Agency.

“The user of the account was identified and arrested after securing a warrant from the Public Prosecution”, the director-general said.

He added that the defendant will be referred to the Public Prosecution to face charges.

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