An elderly Syrian expatriate was deceived by an Egyptian expatriate who assured the victim through an online advertisement to carry out all Omrah arrangements to the sacred land for him at a cost of KD 150.
However, after receiving the money, the Egyptian disappeared and switched off his mobile phone, reports Al Rai daily. When he realized he was deceived, the victim was very disappointed as he was looking forward to visiting Kaaba.
He filed a case at Nugra Police Station, explaining to securitymen that he was browsing through the Internet when he came across an Omrah advertisement for the coming days in line with the birthday of Prophet Muhammad (PBUH).
He quickly called the number and spoke with someone who had an Egyptian accent. The latter told him that the pilgrimage was for three days and he could enjoy all the facilities at ease for only KD 150 inclusive of air ticket and hotel accommodation.
The Egyptian then came to his apartment to collect the money but did the disappearing act afterwards. Investigations have been launched to find and arrest the fraudster.
Source: Arab Times