What is the issue - Scammers are targeting UAE residents with a new ‘SIM Card scam’ impersonating du company staff. du is a telecommunication company in UAE.
Why it matters - This type of phishing trick is used to collect SIM information, which could then be used by scammers to approach telecom vendors in order to transfer the real phone number to a new SIM.
Contents of the scam message
“Hello dear valuable customer of du my name is abdullah sheik calling from du head office. you know you are the sim card of du company have made the lucky draw in dubai. in this lucky draw you have won 200000 dirham. congratulations to you and your all family. first i will give you confirmation code of your prize money. 8997103 this number is printed on the back side of your sim card. check this number on the back side of your sim card iff this number confirmed. then you have to call this number 0559887371 o553928334 and claim your prize money. Reggards.du,” the scam message read, GULF NEWS reported.
What does the company have to say?
“We take incidents involving fraud very seriously. We would like to urge all our customers that in the event of any suspected or potential scam, they should either immediately get in touch with our customer care team or approach law enforcement authorities such as the police,” du said in a statement.