Dubai: Before renting or shopping for belongings in Dubai, first make sure that it is proper to keep away from scammers, said officials on Sunday. Authorities in Dubai warned citizens over fake advertisements on social media systems like Facebook that claim to provide funding or renting opportunities inside the UAE. Major-General Khalil Ebrahim Al Mansouri, Assistant to the Dubai Police Chief for Criminal Investigation Affairs, informed Gulf News that various human beings were defrauded with the aid of scammers posing as property sellers or agents dealing in residential gadgets. “People have to be cautious and double take a look at the online commercials about properties earlier than renting or buying it. There are reliable channels to test about the property to keep away from scammers. People need to document any information they’ll have approximately such scammers,” stated Major General Al Mansouri at some stage in a Dubai Police discussion board on Sunday about online houses security.
Caught in the act
Meanwhile, Brigadier Jamal Salem Al Jallaf, director of the Criminal Investigation Department of Dubai Police, said they recorded 104 fraud instances and arrested 136 suspects. “We have e-patrols all of the time to song scammers and a kind online cases. Last year we had 12,630 e-patrols which include 1, a hundred and fifty-five patrols to test the fraud accounts,” said Brigadier Al Jallaf. Al Jallaf added that digital fraud and credit score card forgery instances improved closing 12 months because extra humans use smartphones and generation in Dubai. “We recorded 649 fraud cases final year and arrested 90 suspects inside the UAE. There became 170 cases of forging credit cards where 28 suspects arrested,” stated Al Jallaf.