The cybercrime revealed in the UAE

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    The Abu Dhabi police took special measures to combat cybercrime using the most innovative methods.

    Police urged the public to observe precautions when using the Internet to avoid becoming a victim of scammers.

    The police of Abu Dhabi managed to reveal more than 700 cybercrimes in 2017!

    The head of the criminal investigation department recommended not to follow the links from spam, because in this way you can become easy prey for intruders. It is necessary to be absolutely sure of the reliability of visited sites, or pages in social networks, not to disclose your personal data to suspicious persons.

    The officer stressed the vital role of the Department for Combating Cybercrime, noted that police is using the world’s best practices to ensure security on the Internet and to reveal cybercrime. The Department is a key element in Abu Dhabi’s fight against scammers, who use the global network as a platform for criminal gain.

    The officer called on all those who know of the cases of committing or attempting to commit such crimes to apply to the police of Abu Dhabi, emphasizing high professionalism of law enforcement officers.

    10 thousand accounts in social networks were closed by the police of Dubai because of suspicions of cybercrimes in 2017.

    It was also recorded 83 reports of threats and blackmail in social networks.

    In November and December last year, a campaign was conducted to inform about the dangers of extortion.

    This campaign was aimed at raising public awareness about the dangers of extortion, as well as about the penalties that can be brought against the perpetrators.

    The initiative was carried out by the Dubai police in coordination with many government agencies and institutions.

    This was one of the most important initiatives conducted by the Dubai police, since social media is becoming a public space. The police called on all those who were exposed to any threats in social networks to report this to the police.

    The campaign was aimed at a number of sectors, including schools and universities, the sports sector, etc., by conducting informational conversations with experts on cybercrime, and by posting banners on government websites.