Losses to Car Maker Nissan from Counterfeits in the UAE

According to company officials, Japanese motor company Nissan losses about $60 Million each year to counterfeit auto parts in the United Arab Emirates. These fake car parts include brake pads, radiators, windscreens and other vehicle parts. In the Gulf Cooperation Council, which includes Baharain, Kuwait, Omanm, Qatar, Saudi Arabia and the UAE, the counterfeit auto… Continue reading Losses to Car Maker Nissan from Counterfeits in the UAE

Cyber Crime Cases Investigated in Dubai

Security officials in Dubai reported that there were 1,419 cases of cyber crimes reported in the Emirate in 2013. The number of cyber crime cases has been increasing over the past several years. In 2011, there were 588 cases of electronic crimes reported to police. In 2012, there were 792 cases of cyber crimes. It… Continue reading Cyber Crime Cases Investigated in Dubai

Cyber Crime in the United Arab Emirates

According to data from computer security firm Symantec, the actual amount of money lost in the United Arab Emirates to cyber crimes and hacking was $209 Million (770 Million UAE Dirham). If the total costs of expenses, time lost and lost of productivity were included, then the total loss to cyber crime in the UAE… Continue reading Cyber Crime in the United Arab Emirates

Captagon in Syria and Lebanon

According to media reports, the price to buy a tablet of Captagon in Syria is between $5 to $20. The market for Captagon in the Middle East has increased in recent years as the war in Syria has continued. Criminal justice officials believe that Syria produced the most Captagon tablets in 2013, surpassing Lebanon as… Continue reading Captagon in Syria and Lebanon

Arrests for Human Trafficking in Dubai During First Half of 2013

In the first six months of 2013, Dubai police arrested 19 people for human trafficking charges. During the same time period in 2012, police arrested 31 people. According to data from the criminal justice system, there were 10 victims of human trafficking in the first half of 2013, compared to 18 victims in the first… Continue reading Arrests for Human Trafficking in Dubai During First Half of 2013

Profit for Smuggling Gold From Dubai to India

A gold smuggler who brings gold from Dubai to India is paid $16.82 for each 10 gram of gold that is smuggled. The smugglers are able to receive double the amount if they bring cash back to the gold agents in Dubai. In 2012, an estimated 102 tonnes of gold was illegally smuggled in India… Continue reading Profit for Smuggling Gold From Dubai to India

Losses to the Imaging Supplies Industry from Counterfeits

According to the Imaging Supplies Coalition, manufactures and businesses involved in copiers and other imaging materials lose over $3 Billion a year around the world to counterfeit equipment. In raids conducted in 2013, Xerox reported seizing over 55,000 boxes of counterfeit Xerox parts in China and Dubai. Source:  “Xerox combats counterfeit supplies and parts; offers… Continue reading Losses to the Imaging Supplies Industry from Counterfeits

Loan Shark Interest Rate in the United Arab Emirates

Loan sharks in the United Arab Emirates charge borrowers up to 120 percent in interest rate per month. The loans are primarily lent to Asian communities in the country, and are known as “the blade” due to the stranglehold that the lender has on the borrower. Source:  “Victims of loan sharks told to ‘forget fear’… Continue reading Loan Shark Interest Rate in the United Arab Emirates

Endangered Animals for Sale on the Internet in Dubai

The International Fund for Animal Welfare stated that it found 796 advertisements for live animals on the Internet during a four week time period. The 11 websites were offering big cats such as cheetahs, cougars, jaguars leopards Siberian tigers and Bengal tigers. The sellers claimed that the cubs are all “home-raised” and “accustomed to children”.… Continue reading Endangered Animals for Sale on the Internet in Dubai

Cost to Buy a Fake Degree in Dubai

A professional executive search consultant in Dubai reported to the media that there is an increase in resumes filled with fake diplomas and degrees. The head hunter stated that fake degrees are sold for up to $8,167 (30,000 UAE Dirham). The forgers fill out the grade point average, the degree and the year it was… Continue reading Cost to Buy a Fake Degree in Dubai