UAE scam alert: Mahzooz warns residents of fake websites

The platform reminded participants that it will never ask for sensitive information outside its official website or communication channels

Follow us on Google News-khaleejtimes

File photo
File photo

By Web Desk

Published: Fri 2 Jun 2023, 12:28 AM

Weekly raffle draw Mahzooz on Friday issued an advisory, warning residents against online scammers that have reportedly been using its name.

Mahzooz is a draw that offers participants — from the UAE and beyond — a life-changing opportunity to win millions every week. People can win cash prizes either by matching a set of numbers or through a raffle draw. It has so far created 45 instant millionaires.

In an e-mail sent to its participants, the platform said some websites are now "replicating" its official site.

Such tactics are typically used by hackers and cybercriminals for phishing attacks. These scam websites could capture the personal details — including bank account credentials — of victims who thought they were joining Mahzooz.

In the advisory, the raffle draw platform shared some tips and precautionary measures for participants:

  • Only use the official Mahzooz website, Do not visit or engage with any other websites claiming affiliation.
  • Double-check the website URL before clicking on a link.
  • Never provide personal information such as passwords, credit card details, or financial information on any website other than

    The platform also reminded users that it will "never ask for sensitive information outside of the official website or official communication channel".


    More news from Life and Living
    5-minute morning yoga

    life and living

    5-minute morning yoga

    It can help to wake up your body and get it ready for the day. The right poses can stretch the major muscle groups and warm up the joints, while slow breathing promotes focus and can reduce stress and anxiety.

    life and living