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Protect Yourself from UAE WhatsApp Scam: Avoiding Fraudulent ‘Legal Notices

Stay Safe from Central Bank Impersonators and Prize Scams with These Tips


Dubai, UAE residents are at risk from a growing WhatsApp scam. Scammers are sending fake ‘legal notices’ from the ‘Central Bank of the UAE.’ These messages are riddled with spelling errors and should be seen as red flags.

The phony documents warn of bank account freezes, asking for personal information. Recently, Ras Al Khaimah Police arrested a gang behind these scams, stealing from unsuspecting victims.

Stay Safe with These Tips:


1. Alert Authorities: If you receive suspicious messages, report them immediately.

2. Be Skeptical: Legitimate banks don’t request personal info via WhatsApp or email.

3. Watch for Prize Scams: Be cautious of unsolicited prizes, gifts, or giveaways.

4. Verify Contacts: Check the authenticity of offers before sharing personal data or making payments.

Protect yourself with awareness and caution to avoid falling victim to these scams.

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