Rizwan Sajan of Danube Group.


Dubai billionaire warns of scam using his name


DUBAI – Dubai-based billionaire Rizwan Sajan of Danube Group has filed a complaint with Dubai Police after a fraudster allegedly created a fake online account under his name to ask for donations.

“Please note that someone has again created a fake account under my name and sending random messages to many of my friends. If you get a friend request or any such random message asking for contributions or donations, please do not accept invite or revert to any of the messages,” Sajan wrote on his Facebook page.

“We have already processed cyber complaint and hope to catch the culprit soon. Thought to keep you all posted on the same,” he added.

Sajan said he has filed a complaint with the Dubai Police cybercrime unit, which is investigating the case.

The billionaire said the scam was uncovered after two of his friends received requests from the fake account for donations.

During Ramadan, Danube Group distributed 15,000 food packs as part of its charity campaign. Sajan believed this may have given the fraudster an idea on how to exploit target victims.

The businessman urged people to be “very cautious” and “verify accounts and check with friends before sending out money to someone”. ICA/Expat Media

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