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Embassy of India

Warsaw

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Advisory

The Embassy has received a few complaints from Indian students / professionals intimating a fraudulent telephone calls received by them purportedly from +225400000 (which is Embassy’s phone number) from some persons claiming to be calling from the Indian Embassy and suggesting that the Indians are in trouble on account of the immigration form that they had filled at the airport Immigration counter or anomalies in their date of birth/Passport.

The caller usually states that proceedings are being initiated against them by Polish Authorities and they would be deported to India unless they paid a fine or penalty for closure of their case/files. The standard modus-operandi has been to tell the recipient of the call that they have deliberately suppressed information while filling the immigration form and to demand payment of a penalty/fine through Western Union / Money Gram or any unrecognized banking channels. The caller then gives a fake complaint reference number and asks the victim to transfer money in the accounts given by him/her and not to tell anyone.

The Embassy would like to advise Indian students / professionals working in Poland and Lithuania that the Embassy does not demand money on phone from anyone in this manner. Further, the Embassy would advise that there is no need to panic or to pay heed to such mischievous calls. We would also request recipients of such calls to note the caller numbers and to report to the Indian Embassy immediately, with all relevant details to cons.warsaw@mea.gov.in & hoc.warsaw@mea.gov.in

We would once again request all Indian nationals not to transfer any money towards penalty/fine through Western Union / Money Gram or any other unrecognized banking channel.

All are requested to circulate the Advisory among friends and colleagues under the Indian community.

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24 November  2017




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