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Man in court over online bank scam

Awad Mustafa
Last Updated: July 15. 2010 11:03PM UAE / July 15. 2010 7:03PM GMT

DUBAI // A man has been charged with online fraud after allegedly embezzling Dh50,000.

Prosecutors accused EO, a 47-year-old Nigerian, of sending an e-mail to a Belgian manager that asked him to update his details with a link to a bogus National Bank of Abu Dhabi website.

EO denied the charge at a Dubai court yesterday.

The victim, DA, entered his details on the website.

The next day he received a text message from the bank that told him money had been transferred to the accused’s account. The court will rule on July 22.

In a similar case on online fraud last November, a Nigerian man was sentenced to six months in jail after he embezzled US$4,000 (Dh14,700) from a Berlin-based teacher.

The defendant posted the teacher a link to a fake Ministry of Labour website that asked for details to complete a job application.

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