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UAE scam alert: Police warn of fake restaurant websites

Web Report/Ajman
Filed on March 13, 2021 | Last updated on March 13, 2021 at 10.05 pm
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Scammers use bank card details entered by residents on such websites to steal their money.

UAE residents, beware, fake websites of well-known restaurants are popping up online.

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The Ajman Police have warned residents about the new fraud that sees bogus websites offer 'food' and a payment getaway. Scammers use card details entered by residents to withdraw their cash, said the police.

Often, residents are directed to these fake websites via social media.

The police urged residents to make sure they are on legitimate websites of restaurants before placing orders and entering their card details.

"Be careful and don't lose your money by ordering a meal from a fake website," the police said.

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