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Fresh warning to UAE residents: Do not reveal bank account details

mary@khaleejtimes.com Filed on August 20, 2020 | Last updated on August 20, 2020 at 01.15 pm
ATM, debit, credit cards, Residents, uae scam, bank accounts

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The message has a mobile number which people are urged to call within 24 hours.

Residents are again being warned about a fake 'legal notification' that has been circulating on WhatsApp and other social media platforms.

The notification reads: "Sorry, dear customers your bank account (ATM, debit, credit cards) will freeze due to some security reasons. Verify your correct details. Otherwise, your account will be suspended permanently."

The message has a mobile number which people are urged to call within 24 hours.

The UAE Central Bank and other banks across the country have repeatedly advised their customers not to disclose their account details to anybody so they don't fall victim to scams.

mary@khaleejtimes.com

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Marie Nammour

Originally from Lebanon, Marie has been covering the Dubai Courts and the Public Prosecution, immigration and labour issues often, and the Dubai International Film Festival. A graduate from the Holy Spirit university of Kaslik, Jounieh, a city to the north of Beirut, she worked as an in-house reporter of international affairs at a leading TV station back home and a legal translator for a renowned law college in the Lebanese capital. Speaks fluently four languages and is fond of travelling, psychology, learning more and grown by now a rich ‘criminal’ imagination…


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