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fraudulent calls received by Indian nationals in México

Fraudulent calls received by Indian nationals

Embassy of India

Mexico

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          A few instances have been brought to the notice of this Mission wherein Indian nationals residing in Mexico have received fraudulent calls claiming to be calling from the Embassy. While confirming the personal particulars, including travel dates, work permit number etc. the caller informs the concerned individuals of having provided incorrect personal details such as Date of Birth, purpose of travel, etc. upon their arrival from India to Mexico. The caller claims that the Mexican Immigration shall take stringent action including deportation to India, and that information of such cases have been forwarded to the Embassy of India in Mexico. The caller then demands a certain amount of money to be deposited in certain bank accounts for resolution of the issue. It is possible that the caller is employing ‘caller-id spoofing technique’ to use this Mission’s number and other numbers as well to communicate with Indian nationals.

          All the Indian nationals are hereby advised to NOT (repeat NOT) respond to such calls and immediately report the matter to concerned Mexican authorities as well as this Embassy on its email ID: cons.mexico@mea.gov.in.

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