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Dubai Police warns of new fraudulent methods using social media

Dubai Police issue warning against electronic crimes

Last Updated on March 12, 2021 by livelydubai

Dubai Police warned community members of new fraudulent methods on social media, including assistance in granting passports and nationality to European countries, selling dollars for less than their price, or buying real estate in countries for the purpose of investment and other tricks that the perpetrators use to trap their victims.

Major General Khalil Ibrahim Al Mansoori, Assistant Commander-in-Chief for Criminal Investigation Affairs in Dubai Police stated that Dubai Police is keen to educate community members about the persistence of fraudulent methods and phishing through social media, pointing to the need for caution when dealing with strangers, especially since anyone can create an account via Those sites contain false data or false information with the aim of swindling, fraud or catching victims.

He explained that with the spread of the Internet and its expansion, the methods of deception increase and the perpetrators often take advantage of the victims ’greed or their desire to obtain money or an opportunity such as residing in a country or obtaining a strong passport and nationality, and that communication takes place through these sites without a headquarters inside the state or Reliable phone numbers, noting that a number of various related cases have been registered.

Major General Al-Mansouri called on community members not to respond to these tricks, and to inform the police immediately via the number 901, noting that electronic patrols are conducted to monitor these sites and pages and to close them.

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