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The phenomenon of begging has recently spread through social media platforms, for people who usually hide behind fake names and practice their profession digitally.
Posts here and there, often targeting citizens through “groups” and social pages, attract people’s sympathy, under fake names. They also write to them via private messages asking for sums of money and aid, and they compose sad stories to trap their sympathizers into their nets.
In turn, lawyer Muhammad Al-Kayed said in a statement to “Rum”: The law of the fraud and deception clause, which is misleading a person into fraud, is common to this law and is regulated by this clause of the law. He added an appeal to citizens...not to follow these people who claim to be in need and are in fact fraudsters.
He also stated that there are many people who need help and many poor people who rightfully need help other than those whom he described as swindlers.
For his part, lawyer Thaer Al-Makhadma told “Rum”: The Cybercrime Law and the Code of Criminal Procedure;
These fraudsters and fraudsters are criminalized.
He warned against being led by anyone who needs help through social networking sites without verifying the accuracy of his statements.
He added: There are many, many people who need help, but it is necessary to check who needs it and who does not.
He added that there are people in Jordan from unknown lines or Arab lines who make you believe that they want to issue you
a driving license or a transaction, or they want to help you send them your bank account number, only to find that it has evaporated later.
He stressed the need to pay attention and beware of these people and not respond to them, stressing that their only work is theft and fraud.
While one of the pioneers of social networking sites added to “Rum” that one of the beggars on social media sites is writing to you that she needs some money to feed her children, only to discover in her previous posts that she is actually a young man who spends most of his time hunting so-and-so and advertising in order to collect to deceive people, assuming the role of a poor widow woman. !
He added: Another beggar publishes dozens of posts on Facebook groups, asking for a carton of milk for her son, and when she informs her of a request for her address to secure her help, she evades and asks for cash so that the trick is revealed little by little.
Second and third posts you see while flipping through social media pages, from people trying to arouse your sympathy. Some of these posts, messages and comments are from people who make you believe that they need help while they are defrauding you.
“Rum” monitored dozens of posts spread on groups dedicated to selling vehicles, e-commerce, and others, to people with fake names, most of them women, asking for a few dinars on the pretext that they and their children are without a breadwinner and that they slept the night without food, and when people come to help her, she asks to transfer cash money to an electronic wallet or account. Pinky.
Electronic fraud has become an art practiced by those who want to get money in an easy way, and some people practice it until it has become a profession that requires only registration on the ID card.
It is certain, of course, that there are many families in need, and poverty rates have reached very high numbers, and thousands of hidden families are going through more difficult circumstances than the fictitious stories that are woven on social media sites, and they need immediate intervention from the government to support and assist them. But a distinction must be made between people who wear the mask of poverty and need and are fraudsters, and chaste families who deserve all the help and assistance.
There are people who do not have shelter or food for themselves and their children, and there are many poor people who do not find food for their day, or suitable housing to shelter them. Their help is obligatory, but the warning here is of gangs that practice digital begging and defrauding people without any real control over them, taking advantage of the chaos of social networking sites. To set their traps and trap people.