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UAE Experts said, “Beware of matchmaking fraud in the time of Covid”

The Ministry of Health and Prevention declined the wrong information on social media about adopting a treatment method for those who develop COVID-19 symptoms, which includes taking various vitamins once on daily or weekly basis, without asking governmental health authorities.

A top official of the anti-cybercrime department of the Sharjah Police said, “Unfortunately, these accounts enjoy a wide following. The number of followers of each ‘matchmaker’ ranges from 40,000 to 80,000. What raises alarm is that there is a clear interaction in the comments section, where people send personal information of those wishing to get married. Here, protection of one’s privacy becomes a concern.”

Matchmaker ‘Umm Hamood’ said, “My grandmother made me love this profession since childhood. It all started when I managed to arrange the marriage of the daughters of my neighbors and relatives. From there, my matchmaking activity grew until I formed my on licensed company called ‘Halal Marriage Seekers.”

MOHAP said, “Obtain accurate information from the official website of the ministry and its official accounts on social media.”

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