UAE Ministry warns against WhatsApp fraudulent messages

By Team Feedbaac

To avoid issues of being the victim of fraud claims and drugs, the Ministry of Interior has warned users not to respond towards such messages in WhatsApp and other social networking applications. These callers and messengers are reportedly promoting opiate drugs and psychotropic substances and asking users to transfer money.

The Ministry has come to an alert after some of the residents have received random calls and messages in WhatsApp. These callers are said to be from international regions, some of which are from Pakistan. Colonel Saeed Al Suwaidi, the Director General of Anti-Narcotics Federal Directorate, said that the fraud messages are being closely monitored and tracked down to identify their senders, in collaboration with Pakistan’s security services.

These messages reportedly contain images of opiate drugs and asking users to buy them as a means to transfer the money. Col. Al Suwaidi said that these fraud calls and messages are just misleading users to spend their money. He also stressed that the public should call 80044 for reporting any suspicious numbers or illegal activities.