Fraud: 16 people were arrested on suspicion of fraud amounting to about half a million NIS

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Cleared for publication: Police arrested early Tuesday morning, following an undercover investigation, 16 suspects allegedly involved in a cellular fraud affair, amounting to over half a million NIS.

The central unit in the Hof district has in recent months conducted an undercover investigation in the cyber department, concerning suspected fraud amounting to hundreds of thousands of shekels, by a group of 16 people from all over the country, who systematically operated for a long time under the organized management of Kiryat Tivon. To their lives.

According to the suspicion, the group fraudulently took out a lot of money from dozens of victims, by taking over their cell phone subscribers in a sophisticated way, and hacking through them into the bank accounts they owned, so that they were able to withdraw money or transfer funds to other accounts.

It also emerged during the covert investigation that the gang chose to commit the scams uniquely according to the Corona period, with an emphasis on quarantine periods in which the victims (mostly the elderly) did not leave their homes or visit bank branches so they could not track or detect suspicious transactions Their bank, which allowed the suspects to continue to spend money fraudulently without interruption.

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The police intend, in accordance with the findings and needs of the investigation, to bring the suspects later in the day to a hearing on a request to extend their detention in the Acre Magistrate’s Court.







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