UAE residents who are being extorted or blackmailed within the country are continuously being urged by authorities to report such incidents.
In a video posted at the official Instagram account of Sharjah Police, officials have explained that people should not follow any of the instructions of blackmailers as they abuse their victims.
The authorities furthered that most cases have had the victim’s photos and videos misused even after the victim has reported paid money to the perpetrators.
Article 16 of the UAE’s Cybercrime Law, states that the perpetrator shall be jailed for no less than two years and/or may be fined up to Dh500,000. If it’s proven that the perpetrator threatened to disgrace the victim, the jail time may extend up to 10 years.
Residents can report cases to the Sharjah Police via email [email protected] or through a phone call at 06 594 3228.
Watch the video here: