x Abu Dhabi, UAEWednesday 26 July 2017

Seven arrested over cheap phone call deals

A man has been arrested in Ras Al Khaimah for selling software that bypasses national telecommunications operators to make cheap international calls.

A man has been arrested in Ras Al Khaimah for selling software that bypasses national telecommunications operators to make cheap international calls.

The crime technology investigation team detained a 29-year-old Asian national at his home during a raid.

Six other Asian men were arrested for selling international phone calls illegally at rates of 12 to 15 fils per minute.

"When you make these calls, it's like stealing from the companies," said Maj Marwan Al Mansoori, the public relations director and head of moral guidance at RAK Police. "It is against the law."

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