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Dubai Police warns travelers against posting boarding pass photos after celebrity is robbed

The Dubai Police has warned travelers against posting photos of their boarding pass on social media after a famous person was reportedly robbed.

Colonel Saeed Al Hajri, Director of the Cybercrime Combatting Department of Dubai Police, said the police received a case where the celebrity was robbed after he posted his travel plans on social media.

There were no further details revealed about the victim’s identity, or when and where the robbery occurred.

Col. Al Hajri said boarding passes have bar codes and other sensitive information that criminals can use to carry out thefts and access their personal data.

The police official said that many people make the mistake of “showing off” their travel plans, particularly when flying in first class or business class.

He also warned travelers against sharing details of their travel plans on social media videos. “Criminals… can determine the details of their plans to rob their house,” Al Hajri said. ICA/Expat Media

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