In today’s digital age, it is important to remain vigilant against phishing and cyber fraud. The Abu Dhabi Police have once again issued a warning to residents following a spate of online fraud reports in the emirate.
Abu Dhabi Police Warns Against Phishing Scams
The recent incidents involve phishing links sent via text message that appear to be from official sources. Cybercriminals use these methods to gain access to confidential financial and individual information, which they then use to steal funds. The Police have advised residents not to share any kind of sensitive information, including card and bank account numbers, Internet banking passwords, ATM personal identification numbers, card security numbers, and one-time passwords.
Resident Shares Experience of Scam Call
One resident shared his experience of receiving a scam call that appeared to be from the police. The caller claimed that the funds being transferred into his account appeared to originate from a suspicious source and that his account would be flagged and blocked. The caller then asked how much he had in his account, which raised a red flag for the resident. He refused to cooperate and hung up.
Abu Dhabi Police Urges Residents to Report Scams
The Abu Dhabi Police have said that certain criminals can gain access to bank accounts by simply having people open up a text message. They have called upon residents to report any such attempts to the Police as soon as possible and to avoid windfalls and rewards that sound too good to be true.
Report Scams to Abu Dhabi Police’s Aman Service
Residents can report scams by contacting the Abu Dhabi Police’s Aman service through call, text message, or email. The community and police must work together to enhance efforts to confront these fraudulent methods and protect society.
Stay Vigilant Against Phishing and Cyber Fraud
In conclusion, it is crucial to remain vigilant against phishing and cyber fraud. Do not share sensitive information with anyone, especially if it appears to be from an official source. Report any suspicious attempts to the Abu Dhabi Police’s Aman service. Together, we can protect ourselves and our community from these fraudulent methods.
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