Up to Dh500,000 fine for illegal fundraisers in UAE

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Up to Dh500,000 fine for illegal fundraisers in UAE

 

DUBAI – Police in the UAE made a fresh warning to residents against responding to advertisements and social media posts asking for charity donations.

The warning from Abu Dhabi Police came ahead of Ramadan, when scammers try to take advantage of people’s goodwill.

According to Abu Dhabi Police, anyone caught illegally raising funds or collecting funds for charity will be fined up to Dh500,000.

Under the UAE law, anyone who creates, manages or supervises illegal charity campaigns could be fined between Dh250,000 and Dh500,000.

Police said that donations must be coursed through licensed or government-approved charity organisations.

The public can report scammers and related incidents by calling 800 2626 or by sending an SMS to 2828. ICA/Expat Media


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