Several UAE residents have reported receiving the fake notices (inset).


Scam alert: Fake UAE Central Bank legal notice resurfaces

A scam involving fake UAE Central Bank legal notices has resurfaced to victimize unsuspecting residents.

Several UAE residents have reported receiving the fake notices on their email or WhatsApp. The UAE Central Bank has repeatedly warned residents against responding to such messages.

The fake legal notice warns customers that their bank account will be suspended if they fail to verify their personal details. A link will then lead to a phishing website.

Upon closer inspection, the fake legal notice has obvious spelling errors and grammatical mistakes.

The UAE Central Bank has warned UAE residents against responding to such messages, saying that scammers are “very likely to target the vulnerable”.

The Central Bank said that scammers use social media, SMS, phone calls, emails and even home visits “all in an attempt to encourage you to provide money or personal information”.

“Reject offers of products or services that come from unknown or unverified persons, social media, emails,” the UAE Central Bank advised.

“Be suspicious of unsolicited phone calls, email or text messages. Fraudulent phone calls, e-mails and texts use false identity to cloak their true identity. Do not click on links or open emails from senders you don’t know,” the Central Bank added. ICA/Expat Media

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