About 20 Lebanese arrested in Lusaka for online and bank cards fraud

A combined team of state security officers has arrested several Lebanese Nationals for suspected bank cards scams and theft of money from depositors using internet fraud.

Two days ago, the Watchdog reported that an Asian businessman of Kabwe lost K43 000 on an account held at Investrust Bank.  The Kabwe businessman is originally from Lebanon.

The money that belongs to depositors is withdrawn through ATM’s and using online payments without owners’ knowledge. During the theft,  the owners of the money do not even suspect anything as they have thier original bank cards.

A police source has told the Zambian Watchdog that close to twenty Lebanese nationals have been arrested and detained in several Police stations in Lusaka.

It is likely that the Lebanese have been working with insiders in commercial banks.

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