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Beware of fake phone calls—UAE Ministry of Education warns parents

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The UAE Ministry of Education warned parents from suspicious calls from persons disguising as officials and asking for their children’s personal information.

The ministry issued the warning in a twitter post:

“Recently, there has been an increase in phone calls to parents from individuals posing as government officials, and claiming to be authorized by the Ministry of Education and the Knowledge and Human Development Authority (KHDA) in Dubai, to carry out a survey on the problems in the curricula and the subjects in which students face difficulties. They then take personal information from the parents including the name of the school, their name and address saying they would follow up with the schools and other concerned parties for purposes of the survey.”

Parents are encouraged to not entertain such calls and to report it law enforcement officials as it may pose threats to their children and families.

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