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Fraudulent Hajj Campaign: Makkah Police Arrest Two People

Report from Makkah, Saudi Arabia says, the Kingdom’s Police have arrested two Egyptian residents for promoting a fraudulent Hajj campaign through social media.

According to Saudi Gazette, the campaign falsely promised accommodation, transportation, and the securing of a sacrifice for pilgrims.

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Authorities have, reportedly apprehended the individuals, took legal action, and referred them to the Public Prosecution.

The Directorate of Public Security urges citizens and residents to remain vigilant and avoid responding to suspicious online advertisements.

These ads may offer services such as performing Hajj on behalf of others, securing and distributing sacrifices, selling Hajj bracelets, or providing transportation.

These scams often involve fictitious entities and individuals with the intent to deceive and defraud potential Pilgrims.

Authorities warn that individuals caught engaging in such fraudulent activities will be penalized according to the law.

To ensure a safe and legitimate Hajj experience, the Directorate of Public Security advises citizens and residents to comply with official Hajj regulations and instructions.

People are also encouraged to report any suspected violations by calling the designated numbers: 911 in Makkah, Riyadh, and Eastern Province regions, and 999 in all other regions of Saudi Arabia. – SG

Source: SG.

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