Dubai Police arrest cyber-beggar who used WhatsApp to ask for alms

Officials have repeatedly warned residents not to fall for the sob stories of professional beggars

  
The Dubai Police have arrested an Arab national who used WhatsApp to seek alms.

A top official urged residents to not respond to such calls for help, as they could be fraudulent.

He said beggars use social media to sell sob stories, especially during the holy month of Ramadan.

The UAE Public Prosecution had on Tuesday warned that professional gangs of beggars or those recruiting people from outside the country to work as beggars can be fined up to Dh100,000.A

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