282 fake websites target the pockets of Saudis with “fraud” –...

A monitoring conducted by “Okaz” revealed the existence of 282 fake websites targeting Saudis’ money, most of which are managed from abroad, and some of them were established from unknown sources, with a number of websites created from inside Saudi Arabia.These sites target Saudis by requesting to trade through them in order to circumvent them and steal their balances, and some of them request personal and banking information from visitors for the purpose of stealing their balances directly.

20 sites impersonated by government agencies and major companies

The Capital Market Authority, in cooperation with the Communications Authority, resorted to blocking most of these websites; In order to protect visitors who may be deceived by trading through these sites or providing their personal and banking information to them, especially that 20 of them resorted to impersonating major banking companies or government agencies to attract segments of individuals with little experience in the technical field.

.. and 38 Darman Britain .. the highest target

The number of unlicensed sites from Britain targeting Saudis reached about 38, as the highest countries from which those sites dedicated to targeting Saudis are run. To target the money of the Saudis, about 16 sites are managed from the Grenadines as the fourth destinations where impersonators are located, then 15 sites are managed by the Emirates, followed by the State of Cyprus, from which about 13 sites are managed.

62 The source is unknown..and two websites are managed by several countries

Okaz’s monitoring showed that there are 62 sites impersonating well-known sites or targeting Saudis whose source has not been known so far. There are two websites that are managed by individuals who reside in many countries, one website is run by individuals who live in 4 countries, and another website is run by scammers located in 3 countries.

22 destinations from Saudi Arabia

The Capital Market Authority announced the existence of about 18 websites claiming to be from Saudi Arabia, in addition to the presence of 4 other websites classified as being from Saudi Arabia as well, but access to these sites was blocked for those inside Saudi Arabia, to protect visitors.

7 years in prison and 5 million for fraud

The Anti-Financial Fraud and Breach of Trust Law promises that it will be punished with imprisonment for a period not exceeding 7 years and a fine of no more than 5 million riyals, or one of these two penalties, for anyone who illegally seizes the money of others by committing an act (or more) involving the use of any of the following: Fraud methods, including lying, deception, or delusion, and the system emphasized that the penalties are not less than half of their upper limit and do not exceed their double in the event that the crime was committed through an organized gang, or in the case of recidivism.

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