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A text scam that has been doing the rounds in the UAE.

PHOTO BY DUBAI POLICE


Scams exposed, Dubai Police warns residents

 

DUBAI – In a new video, the Dubai Police warned UAE residents to be wary of scammers targeting people through social media, text messages and other forms.

“Be aware. Do not rush into anything… Be careful,” the Dubai Police’s Al Ameen division said on Twitter.

According to the police, residents are “becoming easy victims [of] cybercrime or fall in social media traps through people impersonating government officials or institutions or any private companies”.

The video showed the many kinds of scams, including text messages designed to trick people into clicking links to reveal their personal details, and fake prize scams.

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