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The UAE telecom authority has warned residents against an Amazon delivery scam aimed at getting their personal data or banking details.
According to the UAE Telecommunications and Digital Government Regulatory Authority, the scam involves an SMS sent to unsuspecting victims.
The SMS carries a link to a fake order from Amazon, and asks recipients to fill in their personal information in order to claim it. Those who unknowingly respond to the SMS get their data stolen.
In recent weeks, residents have also reported receiving fake SMS from scammers asking them to pay Dh4 to claim a parcel. Police said many victims have lost money due to the scam.
UAE authorities have repeatedly warned residents against scammers impersonating popular brands and companies to steal their personal and banking data.
Officials have urged residents to be vigilant and watch out for scams. Police also encourage residents to report fake websites and other scams. ICA/Expat Media
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