Security forces in Lebanon have detained an individual who has scammed people while pretending to be in the military, the Internal Security Forces (ISF) announced.
47-year-old Lebanese national “N.W.” confessed to having carried out several scams within the governorates of Beirut and Mount Lebanon, the ISF said in a statement.
He would use fake names and pose as a member of the Lebanese Armed Forces to trick his victims into buying into his scams.
After detaining and interrogating him, the ISF released N.W.’s photograph to the public based on a judicial notice, in preparation for the necessary legal measures against him via his victims.
People who recognize him and have fallen victim to his operations are asked to call the Beiteddine Judicial Detachment of the Judicial Police Unit, at one of the following numbers: 25/300216 – 25/300187, so that they can commence with the relevant legal action.
This comes as Lebanon records an alarming increase in various crimes, including theft, drug trafficking, murder, burglary, and more, amid deteriorating economic and living conditions and nationwide shortages of vital commodities.