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Dubai Police Drop Hillarious Parody Song About Phone Scammers

Dubai Police collaborated with banking giant Emirates NBD for a hilarious parody of Shaggy’s “It Wasn’t Me” as part of their campaign against phone scams.

Phone scam 

Something most of us have seen pop up in our messages or on social media, is way-too-attractive ‘make millions from home’ offers and ‘You’re selected from our lucky draw and you’ve won yourself one million dirhams!’ scams. 

“It Wasn’t Me” parody

Big ups to Dubai Police and Emirates NBD, they’ve come up with a hilarious video, inspired by Shaggy’s 2000 hit, “It Wasn’t Me”, to educate people on the subject.

It’s a conversation between a lad and his bank manager, rapping about phone scams and how to prevent them. 

There’s a hefty fine and a jail term for phone scams in the UAE

In some phone scams, fraudsters ask victims to pay a transfer fee and send their account details to receive money.

Anyone caught involved in these scams falls in the risk of “imprisonment of no less than six months and a fine from Dh200,000 to Dh1 million.”

Watch Abu Dhabi Police catch gang of phone scammers

Last April, Abu Dhabi Police released footage of them catching a gang conducting phone scams. 24 South East Asians performed the illegal activities promising ordinary people “bogus prizes.” Take a look:

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