UAE’s Telecommunications Regulatory Authority (TRA) responded to rumours regarding paying Dh5,000 fine at the nearest police station for using VPN.
A hoax SMS went viral this week, asking some residents to pay Dh5000 fine at the nearest police station for illegal use of VPN and calling cards.
TRA has warned residents against circulating the hoax message.
Taking to Twitter on Sunday night, both etisalat and TRA rubbished the message as fake as it wasn’t sent by them.
The hoax message was flagged on Twitter after UAE netizens tweeted a screen grab of the message to the concerned authorities.