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Gulf Today, Staff Reporter
The Abu Dhabi Police have warned of fake websites bearing names of famous restaurants and stores and displaying alluring offers through which balance of credit cards is withdrawn after completing the payment of fees on such fake websites.
Maj. Gen. Mohammad Suhail Al Rashidi, Director of the Criminal Security Division, affirmed the Abu Dhabi Police’s interest in continuously alerting the public about fraudulent tricks and phishing via the Internet and social media websites.
He also pointed to the need for caution when dealing with strangers, especially that some create fake accounts on those sites with the aim of swindling, fraud or phishing.
“The more the Internet spreads, the more cybercrimes increase, and those swindlers often exploit the people who seek to obtain specific services or products at competitive prices. Those websites usually have no headquarters in the country or reliable phone numbers,” he added.
Al Rashidi also confirmed that a number of various related cases have been registered with the security departments.
For his part, Col. Rashid Khalaf Al Dhaheri, Director of the Criminal Investigations Directorate-Criminal Security Division appealed to the public in case of exposure to fraud to quickly report it by contacting the 24/7 Aman service on the toll-free 8002626 (AMAN2626) or by SMS to 2828 or via e-mail (email@example.com) or through the smart application of the Abu Dhabi Police.
Abu Dhabi Police have launched an initiative to replace minor traffic fines with warning SMSs to drivers, on the occasion of the International Day of Happiness, which falls annually on March 20.
The driver was driving recklessly without leaving enough space from other vehicles, besides overtaking vehicles in direction and not abiding by the traffic signs placed for motorists.
According to Article (32) of UAE traffic rules, motorists will get a fine of Dhs 800 and 4 black points for using phones while being on roads, which could lead to the driver’s distraction and cause traffic accidents.
The Traffic and Patrols Directorate of the Central Operations Sector of Abu Dhabi Police urge drivers to adhere to traffic laws and rules to enhance their safety on the roads and reduce traffic accidents.
“In the first half of this year, RTA received 5,724 emergency reports through the Call Centre and (Madinati) through RTA DUBAI app. The instant response and sign-off rate clocked 99%, which reflects the mutual response between the community and RTA and the public’s keenness to protect the appearance of the emirate.
The Abu Dhabi Court for Family and Civil and Administrative Cases obligated a man to pay a lawyer’s office Dhs380,000, including Dhs360,000 as fees, in return for filing a lawsuit for a discharge of a Dhs2,500,000 cheque, besides Dhs20,000 in compensation for the damage the office incurred as a result of procrastination.
The Dubai Misdemeanours and Violations Court convicted an Asian investor who smuggled 213,000 cans of unauthorised energy drinks from the customs office in Jebel Ali, and sentenced him to one year in jail to be followed by deportation after serving his jail term.