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Dubai Police reveal role in arrest of alleged fraudster Hushpuppi after Dh150 million seizure

 

In a video shared by police, officers explained how they arrested Raymond Abbas, who is better known as Hushpuppi.

The Nigerian is accused of creating websites that look identical to those of well-known companies and banks.

People were sent emails and messages that prompted them to log in or make payments on the fake sites.

Mr Abbas is accused of being part of a gang that hacked corporate emails and directed huge payments to accounts they controlled.

 

Abu Dhabi, UAEThursday 25 June 2020

‘Instagram celebrity’ was arrested this month accused of cyber fraud and money laundering

In a video shared by police, officers explained how they arrested Raymond Abbas, who is better known as Hushpuppi.

The Nigerian is accused of creating websites that look identical to those of well-known companies and banks.

People were sent emails and messages that prompted them to log in or make payments on the fake sites.

Mr Abbas is accused of being part of a gang that hacked corporate emails and directed huge payments to accounts they controlled.

Police confiscated 13 luxury cars, valued at about Dh25m, 21 computers and 47 smartphones during the raid.

Police said the email addresses of 800,000 people were discovered and Dh1.6 billion could have been stolen from victims of the alleged scam.

The operation was called Fox Hunt 2, after a raid Dubai Police carried out in February on an African cybercrime gang accused of stealing Dh32m in a similar scam.

Mr Abbas, who has more than two million followers on Instagram, is accused of posing as a property investor and businessman.

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