Dubai Police is warning members of the public to be on the lookout for cheques signed with ‘magic pens.’
Dubai Police have had 20 cases where ‘magic pens’ are used to sign cheques. The cheques appear as normal until the writing ‘disappears’ around 20 minutes later.
Lt Colonel Dr Ali Khalifa Al Falasi, director of the Documents Scan Section at the General Department of Forensic Science and Criminology in Dubai Police, spoke to Gulf News about the cases.
“The cheque cases were worth millions of dirhams. Our experts with advanced technology managed to detect fraud by verifying the signature and other details on the cheques. People should use their own pens while signing and writing cheques or documents and never put their signature on cheques written by others.”
Dubai Police say ‘magic pens’ have been used to pay for cars and for settling debts.
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