UAE: Up to Dh200,000 fine for creating fake e-mails, websites, online accounts

The offender shall be imprisoned for a minimum of two years



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By WAM

Published: Tue 22 Mar 2022, 3:21 PM

Last updated: Tue 22 Mar 2022, 10:34 PM

The UAE Public Prosecution has released a short film across its social media accounts explaining the penalties of creating fake e-mails, websites and online accounts.

According to the video, Article (11) of the Federal Decree-Law No. 34 of 2021 on combatting rumours and cybercrimes, stipulates that any person who creates fake website, online account or e-mail, impersonating a natural or legal person, shall be subject to imprisonment and a fine of not less than Dh50,000 and not more than Dh200,000, or one of the two penalties.

The Public Prosecution further elaborated that the offender shall be imprisoned for a minimum of two years, if they use or allow any person to use the fake website, online account or e-mail to cause harm to the impersonated victim.

A penalty of imprisonment of not more than five years, and a fine of not less than Dh200,000 and not more than Dh2,000,000, shall be applicable if such fake website, online account or e-mail impersonates any UAE entity.

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This post is part of the Public Prosecution's continuous efforts to promote legal culture among members of the community and increase their awareness about the latest legislation in the country.


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