CBUAE cautioned consumers saying that it would never ask consumers about private information — such as personal and bank account information. It warned consumers to be alert and aware of malicious phone calls and WhatsApp messages claiming to be from CBUAE.
The Abu Dhabi Police asked members of the public who receive such emails, to contact the Command and Control Centre 999 and safety service at the toll-free number 8002626 (AMAN2626) or by text messages (2828) or via email (email@example.com) or through the smart application of the General Command of the Police Abu Dhabi.
Nearly 25.8 per cent, or 436, of the websites blocked were used for fraud, in addition to 253 more which tried bypassing web filters. In 2018 TRA banned 2,659 for almost same considerations.
A number of people on Saturday filed complaints with the police station against Yogesh Ashok Variava, 36, Indian, the owner of Royal Luck Foodstuff LLC, stating that they were victims of fraud by Variava. The latter reportedly bought goods without paying for them.