The Abu Dhabi Misdemeanors Court convicted an accused of attempting to seize cash, by pretending to be a merchant, and demanded the victim to pay a debt from his deceased father, but the effect of the crime was disappointed, by reporting the incident and arresting the accused, and the court ruled that the accused be imprisoned for two months, and closed His account is entirely on WhatsApp.
The facts of the case concluded, as revealed by the investigations of the Public Prosecution in Abu Dhabi, that the accused communicated with the victim through an information technology means via the “WhatsApp” program, after finding his phone number published on a communication site specialized in publishing information about the deceased, and placing phones His family to receive condolences, and asked him to transfer an amount of 900 dirhams to his bank account, claiming that the deceased had bought goods from him at that value, and when the victim asked to send the commercial license or identity card and contact the offender, he stated that he was mute and could not speak, so he informed the competent authorities, after He had doubts about the veracity of that claim.
Through research, investigation and examination of the phone, the report of the Center for Criminal and Electronic Sciences at the Judicial Department proved that the phone used in the crime belonged to the accused, and the social media account was linked to the phone number, in addition to the fact that the file and the photos in it matched the attached conversations, and accordingly the Public Prosecution referred the accused to The competent court, which sentenced him to imprisonment for a period of two months, with the erasure of all data, the confiscation of the phone and the closure of his account in the “WhatsApp” program completely.
The Public Prosecution in Abu Dhabi called on members of society to investigate the accuracy of any information that reaches them by unknown persons, and to work to ensure its authenticity before responding to it, and not to be lenient in responding to requests that may be simple or large with the aim of inflicting victims, in a way that cuts off the path for the weak. Souls who use the means of communication to commit their crimes.