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Warning against fake UAE Central Bank WhatsApp message

 

DUBAI – If you get a WhatsApp message from the UAE Central Bank, think twice before clicking on the link. Chances are it is a hoax.

The UAE Central Bank recently issued a warning to consumers against fake a WhatsApp message being circulated on social media.

The Central Bank did not go into details about the content of the WhatsApp message, but warned customers that fraudsters are using the platform to gain sensitive information.

Fraudsters reportedly claiming to be representatives of the Central Bank target potential victims through WhatsApp and trick them into opening a link that could lead to a fake website.

“The public should be aware that CBUAE never uses social media to contact persons or businesses,” the authority said in a statement.

The Central Bank advised customers to be wary of giving out personal or financial information.

“The Central Bank of the UAE reminds consumers of the importance of protecting their bank account information and credit/debit cards from fraud and unauthorised use.” GAD/Expat Media

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