Dubai Police has issued a warning to residents to be cautious about scammers pretending to be celebrities on social media.
In a tweet on Saturday, Dubai Police warned that scammers can pose as celebrities on social media sites as a way to steal money from victims, using tactics such as claiming they are raising money for a charity or other cause.
— Dubai Policeشرطة دبي (@DubaiPoliceHQ) August 17, 2019
They said fake social media accounts can be reported to police by calling 901 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Police have also warned about scammers offering fake prizes to victims. They said a person should never share their debit/credit card number and PIN if they have really won a prize.
Remember that scammers seek your money through "fake prizes”. Never share your debit/credit card number and PIN.#DubaiPolice#YourSecurityOurHappiness#SmartSecureTogether#DPAwareness pic.twitter.com/Tn8N9nVpB3
— Dubai Policeشرطة دبي (@DubaiPoliceHQ) August 18, 2019