Dubai Police warn of scammers posing as celebrities on social media

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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.

They said fake social media accounts can be reported to police by calling 901 or emailing

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.