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Scammers use “Social Media” for online begging
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Citizens and residents monitored an increase in beggary activity through social media and unknown websites, days before the upcoming month of Ramadan

Citizens and residents monitored an increase in beggary activity through social media and unknown websites, days before the upcoming month of Ramadan, to obtain the money of benefactors, under the pretext of doing good during the blessed days, through messages containing the phrases “God bless you, I am your brother - or your sister - from the country, and our situation is difficult, and we have children and we need help.” And other fabricated phrases of begging to help orphans, treat sick people, or build mosques and schools in poor countries and others, which are promoted by unknown persons outside the country.

They said that the phenomenon of electronic beggary spreads intensively during the month of Ramadan every year, in light of the desire of many to donate and do good deeds and help the poor, stressing the importance of increasing awareness campaigns to raise the sense of prevention among members of the public, and not to deal with electronic beggars.