Gulf News [UAE]
25 September 2012
Spam message warns of robbers posing as Dewa/Sewa personnel
By Mariam M. al Serkal, Staff Reporter
Dubai: Police are warning residents not to believe spam messages that have been posted over social networking sites claiming that employees from the electricity and water authority are robbing people’s homes at gunpoint.
The spam message, which was circulated heavily over Blackberry messenger last week, claims that: “Three or four [men] may visit your home claiming they are from DEWA/SEWA, to install shower caps, to save water! They may claim they are from Eskom to change light bulbs for free! They have been spotted in several areas. Please do not let them into your homes. They are robbers robbing people at gunpoint. Please broadcast to all your contacts, you may save a life.” [...]