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Abu Dhabi Police Warn “Do not share family photos on social media”


Abu Dhabi: The Abu Dhabi Police on Sunday referred to as on the open public not to put up family members photographs and video clips on the interpersonal press online sites as it might be misused to get extortion and cause your protection threat.

The Division of Cybercrime Control inside Directorate of Criminal Analysis Division of Abu Dhabi Police dealt with a number of situations of extortion of individuals who was simply victims of such felony acts, which were initiated by abroad.

In many of these complete cases, fraudsters took photographs, videos and private conversations which were then used to extort money from people.

Colonel Omran Ahmad Al Mazroui, Director of Criminal Investigations, said that there are anonymous links and electronic tricks that deceive the users to increase the number of followers or demand to update the data so that the piracy professionals and even beginners can seize accounts and extort.

These fake links operate in the background without the users being aware of infiltrating into their accounts, he said.

He cautioned the public against falling prey to such fraudsters and avoid posting personal, family photos and videos, adding people must report to the competent authorities about such cases of exploitations online.

Al Mazroui called on the public not to open suspicious links and activate the security steps followed by applications of instant messaging on social networking sites.

The police said that it has launched an awareness campaign to educate people about the methods of online extortions and e-fraud.

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