DAA Daily

Police warn of fraud government service accounts on social media

By Ashkan Zadeh

There is a rise of scammers advertising completing government services as representatives of licensed companies. There have been several police reports as some UAE residents have sought these services in return for nominal fees.

Major General Saif Al Zari Al Shamsi, Commander in chief of Sharjah Police, warned community members against dealing with unofficial accounts on social media or disclosing personal information because fraudsters use it to blackmail victims into obtaining money.

​​The Sharjah Police has also created electronic patrols to eliminate information technology crimes by monitoring suspicious and fake accounts of impersonators.

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