Filipino warns compatriots in UAE on online phone scams
An unknown caller asked the woman for her bank details. After disclosing them, the equivalent of US$1,100 was deducted from her account
A Filipino woman living in the United Arab Emirates has warned her compatriots to be vigilant against online phone scams. She became a victim of a scam after she received a phone call from an unknown person who asked for her bank details, such as her account number and PIN, The Filipino Times reported.
The woman disclosed her account number and PIN to the caller, and later discovered that 4,000 dirhams (US$1,100) had been deducted from her account for purchases made online.
She immediately reported the incident to Abu Dhabi Police and was told the case would be investigated.
On Sunday, Abu Dhabi Police uploaded a video on their Instagram account of the Filipino victim, in which she warned her compatriots not to accept calls from people they do not know and never to disclose their bank details to anyone.