Cybercriminals have started utilizing people’s social media profiles to phone their families and extort money, which has led to an increase in emotional cyberfraud both locally and globally. Hala Bou Alwan, the owner and CEO of Hala, in Fact, Bou Alwan Consultancy, stated fraudsters now work with corrupt individuals and money launderers in addition to playing on people’s emotions during a speech at the 2023 Organization for Certified Fraud Examiners Fraud Meeting located in Dubai on Monday. According to Jamal Saleh, the general manager of the UAE Banks Federation, victims of emotional cybercrimes sometimes send money without first verifying and cross-checking the fraud because they are in a panic. People provide a lot of information about their personal lives on social media, which scammers can use. For instance, a person might get a call from a scammer using fake news, and [a] voice changes who claims to be his son and that he was in an accident. If the person doesn’t pay for the harm, he may be punished. He recommended individuals have patience in an event like this and try to acquire more information about the police and other authorities from the caller. They should use their mobile device to conduct some fact-checking in between. Afterward, you tell the person making the call that you have their number and will be calling them right away. If it is not his son, the criminal who is posing as him will become scared.
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Saleh used the cyber world’s most well-known “White Knight” as an illustration. According to Saleh, the “White Knight” received an email claiming one of his films would not be paid owing to copyright difficulties. He pushed on the click when he became angry. He lost control of his channel, which had millions of members when it proved to be a fake link.
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They advised one of the greatest ways to guard against forged emails is to simply hold your pointer over the email address of the sender without really clicking on it. It will show the URL after a short while. In the past few weeks, the UAE has been a more common target of hackers, with the Cyber Security Council of the UAE blocking 50,000 attacks daily. In its most recent report, the global cyber security company Trend Micro claimed to have identified and stopped over 42 million email threats as well as over 17 million harmful URL attacks, 492,110 URL hosts, and 25 million malware infections. The International Telecommunications and Communications Union at the United Nations ranked the UAE fifth globally in its World Cyber Security Index. Attacks are common because criminals believe the UAE has lots of money, therefore they target the nation’s financial system and institutions, according to the head of the UAE Banks Federation. The UAE has by far the best and most cutting-edge defense system. We are requested for help by other places,” he continued.