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Forging credit cards in Dubai? Get ready for penalties up to Dh2 million

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Published on July 14, 2023, 17:41:00

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The UAE Public Prosecution has stated the consequences of committing a cybercrime relating to electronic payments in posts on its social media pages.

According to the post, under Federal Decree-Law No. 34 of 2021 on combating rumours and cybercrimes, anyone who falsifies, makes fake copies of, or unlawfully uses data or information from a credit or debit card, or any other electronic payment tool using information technology (IT) or any other computer tools, shall be subject to imprisonment and a fine of not less than AED 200,000 and not more than AED 2,000,000 or one of the two penalties.

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The Public Prosecution further clarified that the same penalties would be applied to anyone who develops an IT or computer tool or solution that makes it possible to commit any of the crimes listed in Article (15)'s first paragraph, or uses one of these digital payment solutions unlawfully to access the funds or assets of others or to services made available through it, or knowingly approves transactions made using such forged or copied cards or other identifying information.

These blogs are a part of the Public Prosecution's ongoing efforts to improve community members' legal literacy and increase their knowledge of the most recent legislation in the country.

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