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UAE authority warns against credit card fraud


DUBAI – The Abu Dhabi Digital Authority (ADDA) warned shoppers against credit card fraud when using e-commerce platforms or online shopping websites.

According to ADDA, saving your credit card information on websites may allow fraudsters to gain access to your account if the website’s security is breached.

“It is important for individuals not to save their personal information on online shopping platforms to avoid any potential breaches, and the risks of exposing their personal information to danger by hackers,” the authority advised.

According to ADDA, it is better to re-enter your credit card or debit card details each time you make a new purchase.

“Re-entering your info with each purchase will keep your data secure,” according to ADDA.

The authority also advised online shoppers to check that the website is secured. Secured websites have encrypted data and have “https” at the beginning of their site address.

The authority also reminded online shoppers to never share their personal or financial details, including their One-Time Password, with anyone. ICA/Expat Media

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