Online users expose themselves to scammers by sharing personal information on social media platforms
Cybersecurity experts in the UAE are warning against the dangers of online dating scams on social media.
They urged people not to expose themselves to scammers by sharing personal information on social media platforms.
Toufiq Maalouf, account manager in the Middle East for tech company Acronis, said blackmailers steal information and photos of people to create fake profiles to lure innocent users.
“Automated tools can be used to create fake profiles and the interaction can then be done by bots or from real users. One example is sending links to malicious websites and getting people to click on them,” he said.