Forgery of electronic documents in UAE could cost Dhs100,000 or more
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Forgery of electronic documents in UAE could cost Dhs100,000 or more

Forgery of electronic documents in UAE could cost Dhs100,000 or more

Those who use a forged electronic document bearing knowledge of its falsification will also be punished

Forgery of electronic documents in the UAE is a punishable offense, and offenders will face stiff penalties, starting from a minimum of Dhs100,000 monetary fine to jail time, the UAE Public Prosecution has warned.

The Public Prosecution took to Twitter to confirm that according to Article 6 of Federal-Decree Law number 5 of 2012 on combating cybercrimes, violators will face temporary imprisonment and a fine of not less than Dhs150,000 and not more than Dhs750,000 for forging an electronic document of federal or local government authorities or local or federal public establishments.

Furthermore, if forged documents belong to an authority other than those stipulated above, the punishment will include imprisonment and a fine of not less than Dhs100,000 and not greater than Dhs300,000 or either of the two penalties. The same penalty shall be levied on those who use a forged electronic document bearing knowledge of its falsification.

Last month, the UAE Public Prosecution warned against forging currency and its possible penalties.

Read: UAE Public Prosecution warns of life imprisonment for counterfeiting currency

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