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Etisalat warns customers of phone call scam

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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.