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Dive shop scammed with false transfer slips, over Rf. 170,000 stolen

Lamya Abdulla
19 August 2021, MVT 13:52
Some of the stolen products from the shop that police had recovered -- Photo: Police
Lamya Abdulla
19 August 2021, MVT 13:52

Scammers providing falsified transfer slips have stolen products over Rf. 171,000 from a dive shop in Male'.

According to the police, these false slips were sent to a dive shop to purchase a dive compressor and other related products. These products were found in a boat in Male' waters.

A total of Rf. 171,292 worth of products were stolen from this shop in a period of two days.

This case was reported to the police on Wednesday.

The Economic Crime Department of the police was investigating this case. However the police did not state if all the products that were stolen from this shop have been found or if this scam was carried out by a single party or more.

Reports of scams using false transfer slips have been increasing, and police advices the public to stay vigilant on such matters.