Guercif Police Dismantle Criminal Network Specializing in Bank Fraud and Impersonation

The judicial police in Guercif, northeastern Morocco, in collaboration with the General Directorate of Territorial Surveillance, successfully dismantled a criminal network involved in large-scale fraud and impersonation operations. The arrest took place on Saturday, July 6, 2024, with seven individuals aged between 21 and 34 years old being apprehended.

According to initial investigations, members of the network would contact their victims by phone, impersonating public officials and bank executives. They claimed to offer cash prizes or social assistance to obtain the victims’ bank information, which they then used to steal money from their accounts.

During the raid, nine mobile phones, several SIM cards, digital storage devices, 39 receipts for cash transfers, and sums of money suspected to be proceeds from criminal activities were seized.

A check against the national security database revealed that one of the suspects was wanted nationwide by the judicial police in Sidi Kacem for involvement in a similar case.

The suspects have been placed under preventive custody as the public prosecutor’s office continues investigations to uncover more details about this criminal network and determine the extent of its operations.

This operation comes as part of the ongoing efforts by Moroccan authorities to combat cybercrime and financial fraud, emphasizing the importance of vigilance in dealing with suspicious communications and maintaining the confidentiality of personal banking information.

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