Dubai Police have announced the arrest of Nigerian Instagram celebrity, Raymond Abbas, popularly known as Hushpuppi.
In a video shared by the police, officers explained how they carried out the operation dubbed “Operation Fox Hunt 2” which led to the arrest of Hushpuppi alongside 12 others for online fraud and money laundering.
According to the police, the operation took 4 months and hours of monitoring their social media accounts.
The Dubai Police alleged that Hushpuppi and his gang created websites that looked identical to well-known companies and banks.
He and his accomplices then used emails and messages to prompt people to log in or make payments on the fake sites.
The gang hacked corporate emails and directed huge payments by companies towards accounts they controlled.
Watch the video below:
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'Operation Fox Hunt 2' set up by Dubai Police led to the arrest of Raymond Abbas 'Hushpupi' and others The operation took 4 months and the following was uncovered: -There were 1.9 million victims -Scams were worth 1.6 Billion Dirhams -150 million Dirhams worth of items seized