The Internal Security Forces arrested a man accused of fraud in Jounieh, the agency reported Thursday in a statement.
The ISF's regional office in Jounieh received multiple complaints about a man selling fake SIM cards to unsuspecting buyers. The ISF was able to arrest him near the Fouad Chehab Stadium in Jounieh.
The man, a Lebanon national identified as W.H., born in 1982, allegedly confessed that he would send his victims a text message saying that he possessed a SIM card with a number nearly identical to theirs, but with a different prefix.
He would charge his victims between $300 to $400 per card.
The victims would meet with W.H., who would hand over a valid SIM card, but it would have a different number than he advertised.
While the victim was placing the SIM card in his or her phone, the suspect would flee.
This article has been adapted from its original source.
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