Thursday, March 4, 2010

US bank issued credit card to Dubai killing suspects

Certainly there were a lot of agents involved in this killing and a lot of forged and faked passports. There is a tangled web to work through for the detectives. No doubt many govts. are irked by the misuse of their passports. This is from

US bank in Dubai killing ties cards to partner

US lender MetaBank ties credit cards allegedly used in Dubai Hamas hit to partner Payoneer

AP News

Mar 03, 2010 11:37 EST

The U.S. bank linked by Dubai police to the slaying of a top Hamas commander says prepaid credit cards allegedly used by the hit team were provided through partner company Payoneer.

MetaBank says its procedures did not flag the card users as suspicious.

The Storm Lake, Iowa-based lender says an internal review of compliance with bank and regulatory requirements has found no signs of wrongdoing.

Hamas operative Mahmoud al-Mabhouh was found dead in a Dubai hotel room Jan. 20. Dubai blamed the Israeli Mossad.

Police claim some of the hit team used credit cards obtained with fake passports to pay for plane tickets and Dubai hotels. It says most of the cards were issued by MetaBank through its New York-based partner Payoneer.

Source: AP News

1 comment:

imran said...

Nowadays, credit cards are widely used by a large number of people across the globe. Dubai is a country which is considered as one of the richest countries in the world. According to a study, the per capita income in Dubai is very high as compared to various other countries. Because of the number of rich people there, the credit card holders are also in high numbers.

The major advantage with credit cards in dubai is the convenience as they can be used anywhere including pubs, restaurants, hotels, and retail shops etc. You don’t need to carry cash with you every time. This is a kind of plastic money.

There are numerous banks in Dubai that offer different types of credit cards. Diners credit card is one of the most popular financial instruments that are used in Dubai. It holds a special place for a number of credit card users in Dubai. One major feature associated with is that it is approved by ATO. Therefore, you can also use your account statement of this card as tax invoice.

There is no pre-specified limit attached to this credit card. Moreover, it is pretty much easy to apply for a diners credit card in Dubai. Even you can apply it online. You can also renew your card through Internet.