The Central Bank of the UAE (CBUAE) has alerted consumers of the spike in fraudulent activities, and has stressed not to disclose private information such as personal and bank account information to any person or entity.
The Central Bank and banks operating in the UAE confirm that they do not request for such information from consumers.
Moreover, they warned them of disingenuous phone calls and fraudulent messages customers may receive via WhatsApp using CBUAE name and logo.
The CBUAE reminded consumers not to answer such calls and messages, nor open any attached links to avoid data exposure to malicious websites, a statement read.
The Central Bank urges the public to report to the relevant authorities when they receive fraudulent calls and messages or in the event of financial fraud.
Also read: Dubai financial regulator DFSA warns against increased cyber attacks, frauds
The UAE’s Telecommunications Regulatory Authority (TRA), in its monthly report on cybersecurity developments on federal entities, confirmed that the National Computer Emergency Response Team (aeCERT) responded to approximately 100 thousand cyber-attacks, during the month of June, varied between malware (73 per cent), vulnerabilities (15 per cent) and phishing attacks (12 per cent).
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