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UAE Police: Don’t Click on COVID-19 Related Links

Ajman: Police issued a warning to residents on Wednesday, urging them not to open any type of unsolicited links related to the coronavirus.

Ajman Police said it received a number of complaints against hackers who took advantage of residents’ interest surrounding COVID-19 developments, who reportedly sent out links used to phish people’s personal accounts and also spread viruses.

In an announcement, police said: “Fraudsters who hacked computers and smartphones have taken advantage of the coronavirus crisis by spreading viruses and spy links in the name of COVID-19 treatment and other types of information related to the pandemic, with the aim of phishing people’s accounts.”

“We urge community members not to respond to suspicious links and to ensure that family members are also aware of the fake links, which can be used to steal personal data, photos and passwords. The hackers’ sole intent is to use such personal information for blackmail, defamation and theft of funds,” cautioned Ajman Police.

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