Abu Dhabi Police warns of fake online ads for the sale of pets

 Abu Dhabi Police warned against fake electronic advertisements that offer pets for sale or adoption in exchange for shipping and insurance costs from outside the country, and are advertised via the Internet and social networking sites "and some buying and selling applications on smart phones. Victims are asked to send money to bank accounts opened for the purpose of Theft, fraud, or requesting money transfer through local and international exchange companies licensed in the country.

Major General Mohammed Suhail Al Rashidi, Director of the Criminal Security Sector, stressed the Abu Dhabi Police's interest in educating the public to counter such fraudulent advertisements in cooperation with the police, assisting them in reporting them and strengthening preventive measures to avoid falling into the trap of fraudulent advertisements.

He explained that with the widespread use of social networking sites, fraud and fraud methods are increasing, and the perpetrators often take advantage of the victims' needs or their desire to obtain certain services or goods at competitive prices, through fake sites that do not have headquarters inside the country or by using unreliable phone numbers, adding that A number of related issues were recorded.

He urged the public, in case of fraud and fraud, to go to the nearest police station and contact the Aman service that operates around the clock and in complete secrecy when they suspect an attempt to phish the victims, on the toll-free number 8002626 / AMAN2626 / or by text message / 2828 / or via e-mail / aman @adpolice.gov.ae/ or through the smart application of the Abu Dhabi Police General Command.

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