According to the police, Hushpuppi’s major scam was to create websites that looked identical to well-known companies and banks.
After creating it, the Instagram big boy and his accomplices will then use emails and messages to prompt people to log in or make payments on the fake sites.
It was also gathered that the gang hacked corporate emails and directed huge payments by companies towards accounts they controlled.
The gang had 119,580 “fraud files” as well as addresses of more than 1.92 million victims.
After raiding the suspect’s home, the anti-cybercrime task force were able to retrieve documents pertaining to a well-planned international fraud, worth Dh1.6 billion(N168 billion).
They tracked the gang members and detect their criminal activities including creating fake accounts on social media and hacking corporate emails to trick clients into making money transfers to the gang’s bank accounts.
After further investigations, 13 luxury cars, valued at an estimated $6.8million were confiscated along with other things.
Dubai Police also uncovered sensitive information and files condemning the gang’s illegal activities.
Confirming the reports, Major-General Khalil Ebrahim Al Mansouri, Assistant Commander-in-Chief for Criminal Investigation Affairs said that six SWAT teams raided the locations of the gang during zero hour.
“The operation was carried out in a highly professional manner to net all gang members.” He said.
“Hushpuppi posed as a successful businessman celebrating his wealth via social media platforms, in an attempt to lure victims from all over the world,” Dubai Police CID chief Brig Jamal Al Jalaf said.
General Abdullah Khalifa Al Marri, Commander-in-Chief of Dubai Police revealed that the “Fox Hunt 2” operation is a new achievement added to the record of Dubai Police achievements in enhancing security and safety and preserving people’s money.
Meanwhile, Hushpuppi is also reportedly wanted for fraud in Europe, the US and Nigeria.
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كشفت القيادة العامة لشرطة دبي عن تفاصيل عملية "صيد الثعالب 2" التي أسقطت فيها ريمون الرونوا عباس المُلقب بـ "هاشبوبي"، وأولاليكان جاكوب بونلي المُلقب بـ "وود بيري" و10 أفراد من عصابة أفريقية مختصة في غسيل الأموال والاحتيال الإلكتروني. وأكد معالي الفريق عبد الله خليفة المري القائد العام لشرطة دبي، أن عملية "صيد الثعالب 2” يعتبر إنجازاً جديداً يضاف إلى سجل إنجازات شرطة دبي في تعزيز الأمن والأمان والحفاظ على أموال الناس، وذلك بعد أن سبق وضربت شرطة دبي عصابة احتيال وغسيل أموال مشابهة في قضية "صيد الثعالب الأولى" في شهر فبراير الماضي. #هاشبوبي #HushPuppi