Salik UAE Scam Alert
In recent times, there has been an increase in scams targeting residents in the UAE. One such scam involves receiving emails from unknown sources, claiming to be from the Dubai Police or other government authorities, asking for payment of fines or services. These emails are part of a phishing scam designed to steal personal and financial information.
The scam typically involves an email that seems to be from the Dubai Police, alerting the recipient that they have outstanding fines or service fees that need to be paid immediately. The email may contain a link to a fraudulent website that is designed to steal the user’s personal and financial information. Another similar scam involves receiving SMS messages and surveys falsely claiming to be associated with Emirates Post and asking for personal and bank details.
A Dubai resident, Yaseen, received a Salik notification email and realized it was a scam. The UAE warns residents about a new scam that involves an email from Dubai Police Salik asking for payment. The email claims that the recipient has violated traffic rules and must pay a
fine. The email also includes a link to a fake website that looks like the official Dubai Police website. The website asks for personal and financial information, which can be used for fraudulent activities. Residents have shared their experiences on social media, with some
receiving emails asking for payment despite not having a car or driving license.
The Dubai Police have issued a warning to residents to be cautious of such emails and to verify the authenticity of any email or website before providing any personal or financial information. The police have also advised residents to report any suspicious emails or websites
to the authorities. If you receive a suspicious email from Dubai Police or Salik, follow these steps to protect yourself:
- Do not click on any links or open any attachments in the email.
- Verify the email address and the links in the email for any inconsistencies or discrepancies.
- Be cautious when opening any attachments that may contain malware or viruses.
- Never give out your sensitive information, such as passwords or credit card details, via email.
- Be alert to any messages that try to pressure you to act quickly or provide personal information.
- Report the email to the appropriate authorities, such as the Dubai Police e-crime division
- Share your experience with others on social media platforms to raise awareness and help others avoid falling victim to similar scams.
Government entities in the UAE do not ask for personal or financial information through email or phone calls. Any communication from government entities is usually through official channels, such as registered mail or SMS. Residents are advised to be on the alert and to take the necessary precautions to protect themselves from such scams.