Etisalat warns customers of phone call scam
by Joanna HartleyJoanna Hartley on Sunday, 01 February 2009
PRIZE SCAM: Etisalat customers are being targeted by a Pakistani phone scam. (Getty Images)
Etisalat has issued a warning to its customers of a scam that involves fraudsters posing as its employees who tell customers they have won cash prizes, it was announced on Sunday.
The Abu Dhabi-based telecommunications company has said the scam asks people for their personal information so they can claim the prize, which is then used to rip them off.
The company has confirmed it is not running any prize schemes at present.
And is urging customers not to give out any confidential information such as bank account details, PINs, eVouchers or recharge card numbers to unknown callers who contact them via phone, SMS or email.
CareerJunction Middle East has announced it has launched an innovative mobile application that allows job seekers to search and apply for jobs using their mobile phones.
I had posted yesterday about Du’s newly launched Mobilecam service. Etisalat too has launched at the same time:
Etisalat pips du to the post
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Etisalat has launched the 3G MobileCam, a service that provides video access of a user’s home via a mobile phone. To use MobileCam, customers need to purchase a 3G MobileCam device, priced at dhs799 from any of the company’s business centres or key retailers across the UAE. They also need to buy a prepaid or postpaid 3G SIM card for the MobileCam.
A user will then need to call the camera from a 3G or 3.5G-enabled handset to activate the device. There are no subscription charges, no installation fees and no subscription charges for 3G customers.
The announcement comes on the heels of a similar announcement from rival du, which said that it would offer a ‘HomeCam’ service in the next few months