UAE scam alert: Police warn of fake restaurant websites

Ajman - Scammers use bank card details entered by residents on such websites to steal their money.



Reuters file photo used for illustrative purpose.
Reuters file photo used for illustrative purpose.

By Web Report

Published: Sat 13 Mar 2021, 6:20 PM

Last updated: Sat 13 Mar 2021, 6:47 PM

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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