Dubai Police warns against types of personal content on phones to protect against fraud gangs
A Dubai Police legal officer sent an important message to the public, warning against types of personal content on phones to protect against fraudulent gangs, including shameful video clips, private photos, and bank data.
In order to safeguard citizens from criminal organizations that commit fraud, the Dubai Police caution against storing some types of personal content on mobile devices.
An important letter has been disseminated to the general public by a legal officer of the Dubai Police. In it, the officer warns people not to store certain types of personal content on their mobile devices in order to protect themselves from fraudulent gangs. These types of content include embarrassing video clips, private images, and bank data.
Personal content on the phone exposes its owner to blackmail
Blackmail may be an option for the owner of the phone if it contained sensitive information, Major Ali Musaad, an expert in the Legal Affairs Department of the Dubai Police, confirmed that keeping personal content on smartphones, such as embarrassing video clips, private photos, and bank statements, exposes their owners to the risk of falling into the nets of fraudsters who prey on cases of human weakness in order to financially blackmail their victims. On the basis of the examples that were documented by the appropriate departments, he came up with ten preventative steps to ensure that individuals would not fall victim to the crimes of blackmail and electronic fraud.
The most important measures to protect personal content on the phone from fraudsters
The most essential steps to take to prevent fraudulent use of personal information stored on a mobile device, According to what Massad said, "One of the 10 Most Important Measures That Must Be Adhered To Is Not Saving Any Personal Content On Phones," and he pointed out that "the presence of content may expose its owner to embarrassment or blackmail." In addition to this, he advocated having no faith in anyone, be they a friend or a complete stranger. By sending him inappropriate content so that this is not abused in any way, and by reporting early if the person is exposed to this crime, the first of which is to not save any personal content, such as photos or video clips that put their owner in a shameful position if the phone is hacked and falls into the wrong hands, the second of which is to send him inappropriate content so that this is not abused in any way, and the third of which is to send him inappropriate content so that this is not abused in Because it is possible that this is a form of blackmail or defamation, pointing out that the simple act of connecting a phone or computer to the Internet makes it susceptible to hacking; however, you should not give in to the blackmailer in any way, as he will not stop threatening and exhausting his victim if you do. This is especially true if he is aware of the other party's vulnerabilities and is confident in his own ability to exploit those vulnerabilities. Surrounding and subduing him, as well as informing the concerned authorities as soon as possible so that they can take the necessary action, whether that action is providing support to the victim or pursuing the criminals, and pointing out that the Dubai Police has provided several secret channels, such as the "eCrime" platform, the unified call center, and the smart application, in addition to the "Al-Amin" service, and the necessity of... Provid[ing] intelligent supervision for children by strengthening relationships with them, containing them, and getting to know their virtual friends, whether through social media platforms or electronic games, and being careful when dealing with "social media" friends, because electronic fraudsters or blackmailer criminals are cunning and patient, and identify their victims. Because the bank will not connect with its customers and ask them to provide any personal data in any form, potential customers should be carefully monitored, and they should not respond to communications received indicating the existence of updating processes from banks or any government agency. In the eighth step, he emphasized the impossibility of winning a prize in a competition in which the winner did not participate. He said that "therefore there is no justification for responding to messages received to this effect," and he issued a warning against falling for such naive tricks out of the hope of fictitious wealth. He also warned against clicking on any suspicious links received via social media applications or e-mail "because they are a gateway to hacking and stealing personal data In addition, the Public Prosecution and the courts rely on them in order to carry out their respective procedures.