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18 January, 2019 00:00 00 AM
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5 held for FB fraud using PM’s name

Staff Reporter, Dhaka

The Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) has arrested five persons for allegedly cheating people on Facebook by using the name of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina. It informed that the accused opened numerous fake FB profiles by using the names of several national leaders including Hasina, Sheikh Rehana and Saima Wazed Putul. They, then, posted news of development to gain the trust of people and later cheated them through these accounts.
Mufti Mahmud Khan, RAB’s legal and media wing director, yesterday said the five were arrested following raids at Moghbazar, Demra, Mohammadpur, Keraniganj and Savar late on Wednesday.
The accused were identified as Md. Omor Faruk, 30, Md. Sabbir Hosen, 24, Md. Al Amin, 27, Md. Aminul Islam, 25, and Md. Monir Hosen, 29.
The RAB official said the accused had opened 36 accounts and added a phone number as well. Many people called on the number to talk to the Prime Minister. This group then lured the people and misappropriated money.
Mahmud said the accused have turned cheating into an art. They posted pictures and posts with the PM’s name.
To gain the confidence of people they posted various development programmes of the government from those accounts. They also provided their contact number with the post as if it was the PM’s number, said the RAB official.
“Many people used to call
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