General Directorate of Public Security warns citizens about fake Hajj advertisements on social media

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Sat, 2024-05-11 21:47

RIYADH: Citizens in Saudi Arabia were warned on Saturday by the General Directorate of Public Security to disregard fraudulent advertisements on social media.

The authorities highlighted adverts that falsely claim to facilitate various aspects of Hajj, including performing Hajj on behalf of others, securing and distributing Adahi (sacrifices), selling Hajj bracelets, and providing transportation, the Saudi Press Agency reported.

The directorate emphasized that severe penalties would be imposed on individuals apprehended for engaging in such activities.

Citizens in Saudi Arabia were warned on Saturday by the General Directorate of Public Security to disregard fraudulent advertisements on social media, especially around Hajj. (AFP/File Photo)
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