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The Dubai Police warned the public to be wary of fraudsters impersonating the government or banks in phone scams designed to obtain financial information.
The police emphasized that no government or banking agencies will ask customers about confidential data, especially CCV (Card Security Code) and OTP (One-Time Password).
The advisory is part of the awareness campaign launched by the Dubai General Command, which aims to educate the public about the dangers of engaging fraudulent callers.
“The awareness campaign is part of a broader effort to inform the public about phone scams, in which fraudsters attempt to convince victims to update their personal information with government entities or banks to obtain access to the victims’ financial data and ultimately drain their accounts,” said Major General Jamal Salem Al Jallaf, Director of the General Department of Criminal Investigations.
Al Jallaf urged everyone to recognize a scam and not engage with the caller if a call may happen.
He advised reporting such incidents immediately through the nearest Smart Police Station (SPS) or via “e-crime” and “Police Eye” services on Dubai Police’s website and smart app.
Furthermore, the campaign features awareness messages posted on major roads, residential neighborhoods, police patrols, and at 20 smart police stations SPS across Dubai. They also are posted on ATMs, Dubai Airport screens, social media, and corporate emails.
The campaign is part of the Dubai Police General Command’s ongoing efforts to increase community awareness and reduce crime rates by addressing security issues affecting society. RZSP/Expat Media
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