Since the start of the pandemic there has been a boom in pet adoption and with it a new form of pet fraud soliciting the sale of non-existing animals through accounts attributed to K9 Friends and RAK Animal Welfare started making the rounds. Animal lovers and caregivers use Dubizzle to rehouse and rehouse animals looking to find their forever home. The sale of animals is prohibited and against the law in the UAE and to combat any type of fraud involving innocent lives, Dubizzle has entered into a strategic partnership with K9 Friends and RAK Animal Welfare. As part of this initiative, Dubizzle is now allowing registered animal shelters access to free certified accounts with featured listings from K9 Friends and RAK Animal Welfare.
A well-known animal rights advocate, Neil Anderson of Homely Petz has also helped and supported the Dubizzle team by connecting the team with K9 Friends and RAK Animal Welfare.
Commenting on the initiative, Sahar Khan, Chief Marketing Officer, Dubizzle, said: “This partnership will help animal lovers find their companions more seamlessly and authentically through trusted adoption centers deeply committed to animal welfare. animals. Partnerships like this are extremely valuable and will help us serve the community as the largest online classifieds platform in the UAE and make it a safer and more transparent place to unite buyers and sellers.
To help protect the community, Dubizzle is working with Emirates Post to help expose online fraud that claims to use the postal services to deceive its victims. In line with its efforts to continuously combat online fraud, Dubizzle is also upgrading its security systems to ensure that users are no longer directed to phishing websites. The team will also introduce new services such as the “Hide my number” option to protect customer data.