3 Methods to Report a Scammer in Saudi Arabia

You’re just chilling, maybe scrolling through social media or answering your phone, and bam!

A scammer shows up, trying to ruin your day.

Super annoying, right?

But don’t stress.

I’m here to guide you on how to report a scammer in Saudi Arabia.

Now, you might be thinking, “How on earth do I report these scammers in Saudi Arabia?”

Well, today’s the day I spill the beans on three methods for reporting those pesky scammers in Saudi Arabia.

Common Scams Targeting Saudi Mobile Users

But before we dive into the reporting tactics, let me give you the lowdown on the two common scams cruising around Saudi Arabia:

1. Fake Bank Calls

  • Scammers pretending to be bank staff might call you, asking for personal info to update your account or ATM card.
  • The Saudi Central Bank warns: don’t fall for it, report these calls. – Arab News

2. Prize Scams in Messages

  • If you get messages about bank prizes, be cautious! They’re trying to trick you.
  • Report these scams to 330330, and let’s make tech safer and boost our country’s economy. – Arab News

Also read: Mobile Services in Saudi Arabia: A Comprehensive Research

Reporting a Scammer in Saudi Arabia

By using these straightforward reporting methods, you can avoid falling victim to scams.

1. Report a Scammer via Text or Call

Report a scammer via call or text

Here’s a simple way to report a scammer through a message on 330330.

  • Open your messages.
  • Send a blank message or the received number to 330330.
  • You’ll receive a message to reply with 1 for a fraudulent call or 2 for a fraudulent SMS.
  • Respond with #1 for a call or #2 for a text.
  • Send back the number they ask for.
  • You’ll get a message confirming your report has been recorded.

2. Report a Scammer Online with كلنا-أمن Application

  • Head to Google PlayStore (or Apple Store) and download the كلنا-أمن application.
  • Register an account within the application.
  • Once registered, go to “My Incidents” on the app.
select "My Incidents"
  • Select “New Incident” to start the reporting process.
  • Specify the incident’s location.
  • Choose “Cyber Crimes” as the type of incident.
Cyber Crimes
  • Further, classify it as “Fraud and Scam.”
  • Choose the social media type, select “Other” for calls.
  • Enter the Accused Social Media ID or Phone Number.
  • Confirm the Social Media Account Status as “Active.”
  • Include the Link To Reported Post, if applicable.
  • Describe the incident thoroughly in either English or Arabic.
  • Attach at least one image or video as evidence.
  • Click on “Agree” on the final screen to submit your report successfully.
Cyber Crime Details

Report a Scammer to the Police Station

report a scammer to the police station
  • Identify the nearest Saudi Police Station.
  • Visit the police station with evidence of the scam.
  • The police officer will guide you to write a complaint in your preferred language.
  • The officer will register a case against the accused.
  • An investigation will commence shortly.

Also read: How To Check For A Police Case In Saudi Arabia

Consequences and Justice

Thanks to the Anti-Cyber Crime Law, these online tricksters could be facing a year in the digital slammer and a hefty SR 500,000 fine. – Saudi Gazette

In a Nutshell

So, now you know the deal – a clear guide on how to report a scammer in Saudi Arabia.

By following the easy steps I shared, you’re not just helping to make the online world safer but also doing your bit to keep things fair.

Watch out for those scams, report them, and ensure that the scammers face the consequences they deserve (karma!).

Stay sharp, stay safe!

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