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A screenshot of fake news website alittihadae.com.

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Al Habtoor Group warns about fake news, scam website

 

DUBAI – The Al Habtoor Group (AHG) has issued a warning about a scam website mimicking Emirati newspaper Al Ittihad to lure investors.

The scam was uncovered after Al Habtoor Group received inquiries from people about news published on the website claiming that a man became a millionaire after investing in AHG.

Investigation revealed that the report on www.alittihadae.com was fake and that the website was used by scammers to lure people into investing in fake shares.

Khalaf Ahmad Al Habtoor, founding chairman of AHG, said the callers said they were invited to invest in a new project.

“I was very shocked and disappointed to learn about this fraudulent attempt to deceive people and embezzle their hard-earned money. I thank everyone who contacted my office and me directly. I am sure there are many people who have been scammed that we do not know about,” Al Habtoor said.

AHG has already registered a police case against the website, and the real Al Ittihad newspaper has already been alerted. ICA/Expat Media


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