UAE: Up to 200,000 Dh fine for creating fake emails, websites, online accounts – News

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The offender will be imprisoned for a minimum of two years



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By WAM

Published: Tue, March 22, 2022, 3:21 PM

Last update: Tue, March 22, 2022, 10:34 PM

The UAE Public Prosecutor’s Office released a short film on its social media accounts explaining the penalties for creating fake emails, websites and online accounts.

According to the video, Article (11) of Federal Decree-Law No. 34 of 2021 on combating rumors and cybercrime states that anyone who creates a fake website, online account or email, pretending to be a natural or legal person, shall be liable to imprisonment and a fine of at least 50,000 Dh and at most 200,000 Dh, or one of the two penalties .

The prosecution further clarified that the offender will be imprisoned for at least two years if they use or allow anyone to use the fake website, online account or email to cause harm to the victim. usurped.

A term of imprisonment of not more than five years and a fine of not less than 200,000 Dh and not more than 2,000,000 Dh will be applicable if this fake website, online account or e-mail impersonates a UAE entity.

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This post is part of the Public Ministry’s ongoing efforts to promote legal literacy among community members and educate them about the country’s latest legislation.

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