How to Report Scams in the UAE: A Comprehensive Guide

Are you a resident of the UAE or a visitor who has fallen prey to a scam? Don’t worry, the UAE has robust systems in place for reporting scams and ensuring the perpetrators are brought to justice. This article will guide you through the process of how to report scams in the UAE.

Identifying a Scam

Scams can come in many forms such as online scams, investment scams, and even email phishing. They all share the common goal of tricking you into giving up your money or personal information. So, it’s vital to stay aware and be able to identify potential scams.

Collect all relevant information

Document all the details related to the scam such as email addresses, phone numbers, conversations, and any other evidence that can support your case.

Report Cybercrimes and Scams

If you’ve been victimized by an online scam or a cybercrime, you have several options at your disposal:

  1. Dubai Police’s eCrime Platform: Dubai Police has dedicated an online portal to address cybercrimes. Visit the eCrime platform to report your incident.
  2. Aman Service – Abu Dhabi Police: Report any suspicious activity or crime directly to the Abu Dhabi Police using the Aman Service.
    • Contact Details:
      • Phone: 8003333
      • P.O. Box: 253​​.
  3. Dubai Police’s Website: Another avenue to report scams is through the Dubai Police’s official website.
  4. ‘My Safe Society’ App: This mobile application from UAE’s Federal Public Prosecution allows users to report crimes directly. It’s available on iTunes.
  5. Emergency Number: In case of immediate threats or emergencies, dial 999 to get in touch with the police directly​​.

Financial Scams

In the unfortunate event of falling victim to a financial scam, it’s crucial to inform the Central Bank of the UAE. The Central Bank plays a pivotal role in maintaining financial stability and protecting consumers from fraudulent activities. You can find their contact details on the official website of the Central Bank of the UAE.

Conclusion

The UAE government has put in place multiple platforms for reporting scams and frauds. By using these platforms, residents and visitors can ensure that justice is served and the potential for future scams is reduced. Always remember, it is your right to report scams and the duty of the authorities to investigate and act on them. Stay vigilant, stay safe!

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