Abu Dhabi [UAE]3 July (ANI/WAM): The Abu Dhabi Justice Department’s Legal and Community Awareness Center (Masouliya) has launched a three-month awareness campaign to combat e-fraud. Under the slogan “Digital Protection, Safe Society”, the campaign aims to raise awareness of the most common types of online fraud and the methods fraudsters use to target their victims. The campaign also provides information on how individuals can protect themselves from cybercrime.
Counselor Yusuf Saeed Al-Abri, Deputy Minister of Justice of Abu Dhabi, emphasized that the “Masuria” center plays an important role in disseminating preventive protection to members of society by strengthening legal and community awareness activities, and is a An impenetrable fence against crime and crime. Negative behavior is in line with our wise leadership’s directives to strengthen the foundations that support the maintenance of security and stability.
Counselor Al-Abri said that the “Masouliya” center is keen to diversify its means, using modern technological means to deliver meaningful educational messages through multimedia platforms in order to honor Executive Vice President Sheikh Mansour bin Zayed Al His Highness Nahyan’s instructions to the Prime Minister and Minister of the Presidential Courts and Minister of Justice of Abu Dhabi to consolidate the sense of community and spread legal culture at all levels of society.
Counselor Dr. Mohammed Rashid Al-Dhanhani, Director of the Abu Dhabi Center for Law and Community Awareness, explained that the campaign is significant, especially since e-fraud is one of the most common types of cybercrime and its negative impact and damage has become the most common One of the types of cybercrime. The methods and fields of fraud crimes are diverse and have increased over the past few years due to the increasing number of people using social media to commit fraud crimes at all levels of the economy, business and society.
Dr. Al-Dhanhani pointed out that individuals have become victims of online fraud due to using incorrect communication methods and websites, visiting unsafe websites, and not knowing who the processor is, resulting in monetary loss to the victim, and due to victims suffering Severe losses and difficulties in retrieving and recovering money threaten the economic development of individuals, societies and countries. For this, it is important to address this problem and raise awareness about its forms and methods of prevention.
Al-Dhanhani also emphasized that the campaign will highlight the most prominent cases of online fraud such as fake shopping, impersonation of official employees, maid, transportation and marriage scams, and false real estate offers below market prices to lure victims into quick payments, Defrauding others of winning monetary or in-kind rewards and requesting bank data to transfer monetary rewards or make payments in exchange for in-kind rewards.
“The campaign sheds light on ways to prevent fraud through video, audio and electronic materials, the publication of numerous leaflets and real-life stories and facts witnessed by courts, through various media platforms and through legal advocacy. According to the Section (40) of Federal Act No. (34) of 2021 for cybercriminals,” he added. (ANI/WAM)
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