Residents in the UAE have been warned about a fake government department promotion, offering free smartphones.
Emirates Post issued a statement on Wednesday warning residents about a fraudulent link/message circulating online to participate in a contest/draw where they could win a Samsung S10.
Emirates Post added that they were working with the cyber security team and authorities to end this scam and to prosecute those who created it.
The organisation has urged residents to be wary of this scam.
The UAE has clear laws against cybercrimes, with various penalties that can include lengthy prison terms and fines of up to AED3 million, Khaleej Times reported.