UAE: Four golden rules to follow to avoid getting scammed online

Abu Dhabi Digital Authority launches campaign to protect residents from falling prey to cyber fraud



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By Web Desk

Published: Sat 13 Aug 2022, 5:35 PM

Last updated: Sat 13 Aug 2022, 10:40 PM

As cyber attacks and online scams increase all over the world, authorities urged residents to follow safe practices while surfing online.

A new campaign launched by the Abu Dhabi Digital Authority, in cooperation with the Cyber Security Council, aims to strengthen awareness of cybersecurity risks and show internet users how to avoid falling prey to scamsters.

Earlier, the UAE Cybersecurity Council had launched the Cyber Pulse initiative to encourage all residents to play a part in cybersecurity in order to enhance digital awareness.

Here are four essential Don'ts to follow:

1. Do not engage with anonymous callers

2. Avoid visiting suspicious websites

3. Never use the same password over and over again

4. Never share your personal information online, such as bank details

To report online scams call the toll free number – 8002626

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