Public Prosecution in the United Arab Emirates
Public Prosecution in the United Arab Emirates

In detail, one year imprisonment and a fine of 250 thousand dirhams for the perpetrators of this crime through social media.

Officials of the State Prosecutor's Office made it clear, through a tweet, that they posted on their social media accounts, the punishment for fraud by means of information technology.

Also, the Public Prosecution noted that, according to Article 11 of Federal Decree-Law No. 5 of 2012 regarding combating information technology crimes, anyone who is punished with imprisonment for a period of no less than one year and a fine not less than 250 thousand dirhams and not in excess of one million dirhams or one of these two penalties He or she unlawfully seized movable money or a benefit or a bond or signed this bond, using any fraudulent method or by taking a false name or impersonating an incorrect character through an information network, an electronic information system, or an information technology means.

Noting that the State Prosecutor's Office has indicated that the information network means a link between two or more groups of informational programs and means of information technology that allow users to enter and exchange information, and an electronic information system means a group of information programs and information technology means intended to process, manage and store electronic information or the like, As for the means of information technology, it is any electronic, magnetic, optical, electrochemical tool, or any other tool used to process electronic data and perform logical and mathematical operations, or storage functions, and it includes any directly connected or linked means that allows this method to store electronic information or communicate it to others.

It is worth noting that the publication of these tweets comes within the framework of the Public Prosecution's ongoing campaign to enhance the legal culture among members of society, and raise the level of public awareness of the law, with the aim of spreading the culture of law as a way of life.