Abu Dhabi Police investigated 206 blackmail cases in 2017, according to Brigadier Tariq Al-Ghoul, the director of the directorate of criminal investigation and investigation.
The blackmail cases formed part of the 774 cybercrime cases investigated by authorities in Abu Dhabi in 2017.
According to Brigadier Al-Ghoul, Abu Dhabi police are using high-tech methods to combat cybercrimes. He also urged the public to ensure that they use the internet safely, avoid fraud and blackmail and be wary of spamming, as well as being careful to protect privacy on websites or social media.
He also advised that anyone facing any type of cybercrime to quickly contact the police, who will maintain secrecy, professional and transparency in dealing with such cases.
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