Abu Dhabi: The Judicial Department’s Abu Dhabi Centre for Legal and Community Awareness (Masouliya) has launched an extensive three-month campaign aimed at combating electronic fraud.
Under the theme “Digital Protection, Safe Society,” this initiative seeks to enhance public understanding of the prevalent forms of cyber fraud and the tactics employed by fraudsters to target unsuspecting individuals. The campaign also imparts crucial information on safeguarding oneself against cybercrime.
Mr. Youssef Saeed Al-Abri, Counselor and Undersecretary of the Abu Dhabi Judicial Department, emphasized the pivotal role played by the “Masouliya” Centre in promoting preventive measures and raising awareness within society. Through intensified legal and community awareness campaigns, the Centre acts as an impenetrable barrier against criminal activities and negative behaviors, aligning with the wise leadership’s directives to uphold security and stability.
Dr. Mohammed Rashid Al-Dhanhani, Director of the Abu Dhabi Centre for Legal and Community Awareness, also emphasised the awareness campaign will focus on introducing the most prominent cases of cyber fraud such as fake shopping, impersonating an official employee, and housemaid, shipping and marriage scams, as well as fake real estate offers at lower prices compared to market to lure the victim into quick payment, to deceive people into winning financial or in-kind awards and request bank data to transfer the financial award or paying sums to obtain the in-kind awards.
“The campaign sheds light on methods of preventing the fraud, through the visual, audio and electronic materials, publication of a large number of awareness leaflets and true life stories and facts witnessed by the courts, via various media platforms and through the legal awareness about the punishment for cybercriminals pursuant to Article (40) of Federal Decree-Law No. (34) of 2021 regarding combating rumors and cybercrimes”, Dr. Al-Dhanhani added.