Got an ATM card blocked message in UAE? Police issue warning

Got an ATM card blocked message in UAE? Police issue warning

Abu Dhabi - Police urge public to report suspicious messages and calls immediately.

By Web Report

Published: Thu 26 Sep 2019, 12:30 PM

Last updated: Thu 26 Sep 2019, 2:52 PM

Police in UAE have warned against new methods fraudsters are using to steal money from residents' bank accounts.
In a statement issued on Thursday, Abu Dhabi Police urged the public to be vary of the new ways fraudsters are using to steal money.
The police urged the public to never reveal any sensitive information over the phone or the internet; especially if they are contacted from an unknown number.
Additionally, the police said that such suspicious calls should be immediately reported to the police.
The public must never entertain unknown messages regarding prize money or blocked accounts as fraudsters use such messages to extract private information that they can use to transfer money or credit from their victims.

Some of these messages are circulated on social media, the police added.
These messages claim that the victim's card has been suspended or blocked, asking the victim to call the number in the message and give them their bank information - in turn residents losing their money.

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