Advisory for the Indian Community on Fraud Phone Calls

It has been brought to the notice of the High Commission that some fraudsters, spoofing High Commission’s telephone number +357 22351170 and using pseudo names are eliciting personal information like bank, credit card details etc. or trying to extort money from Indian nationals by inter alia claiming that there are errors in their passports, visa forms, immigration forms etc. which could be rectified by paying money and at the same time warning that the so called errors, if not rectified, could result in deportation of the individual to India or their imprisonment in Cyprus. In some cases, these fraudsters have also falsely claimed that they are officer of the High Commission and/ or they have received such privileged information from the High Commission or other authorities in India.

2.   The High Commission of India, therefore advises members of Indian community not to entertain any suspicious telephone calls made in the name of High Commission of India. They are also advised not to reveal any personal information or transfer any money in response to such calls. Further, they are also advised to bring such matters to the notice of the High Commission at the email id “cons.nicosia[at]”.

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