The acceleration of technology and its development made it difficult for the public to keep pace with it, especially in the mechanism of its use, dealing with it and addressing its problems, and this is what made some consumers stand out in the community to provide that . Information and advice. And guidance and today we will talk about one of the most prominent of these volunteers.
Samir Abdullah Junaid is a Saudi man who, since 2013, started providing information daily via the Internet through channels in the various social networks, as well as disseminating awareness information through TV channels and newspapers and providing awareness courses in universities and colleges.
In return for that individual effort, he was appointed as a tech consumer advisor of the consumer advising program under the Consumer Protection Association in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, which provides direct advice related to technology, either through the phone of the Consumer Protection Association or by providing information to respond to inquiries received by the association, and the Consumer Protection Association is the only association in Saudi Arabia is directly concerned with consumer protection and has several channels of communication with all consumers in Saudi Arabia.
In 2019, Samir Junaid was honored with the Consumer Protection Award for his awareness-raising efforts in the field of technology, and he was specifically honored through what was published through his personal account on the Twitter network with the identifier @SamirJunaid, regarding his efforts on awareness of the fraud and scam methods through the banking channels to bank customers, whether direct fraud or creating fake investment channels that delude the client that he will achieve a profits, which makes him inject money to the fake fraudsters’ systems.
This is considered rare for a person to dedicate his time and his personal accounts in the field of awareness and advises, instruct the consumers of society, and this was developed to the establishment of meetings and periodic meetings related to awareness in the field of technology and Cybersecurity, the last one was the fourth awareness meeting entitled Technology and Society, which means to discuss specialists from several countries such as Saudi Arabia And Syria, Egypt, the United States of America and representatives of companies related to the same field, which came out with a summary that can be used as a reference for every person who wants to take the initiative in raising community awareness.
The Chamber of Commerce in the Saudi capital, Riyadh, hired specialists of the consumer awareness to reinforce their message from among the merchants environment, and Samir Junaid was decided to be a prominent member of this committee and also a member of the executive team of this committee to implement and follow up on awareness projects and exhibitions that are held under the umbrella of this committee. With a goal to show a difference between the honest and deceptive merchant, using the experience of merchants in the consumer market in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
It is noteworthy that Saudi Arabia is considered the number one country in the Middle East in e-commerce operations as well as in the growth of business via the Internet, and the number of users, which reached 98% of the population of the Kingdom who are over 15 years old, and this is what makes Saudi Arabia a target environment by scammers to pass their ways And this is what Samir Junaid and those concerned with society awareness see as the duty of every individual to advise those around him from the community or even for their awareness messages to reach outside the borders of the Kingdom, and this has been felt in several countries such as Kuwait, the UAE and Bahrain using materials belonging to Saudi awareness volunteers in aware of their communities. This reflects the strength of the message reaching and circulating quickly.