Indian Embassy In Qatar
The Indian Embassy in Doha posted on social media, cautioning about fake calls from impersonators posing as embassy officials. They aim to extract personal details and money by falsely citing passport, visa, or immigration issues faced by Indian nationals.
The Embassy stresses that its officials do not make such calls and urges the public to ignore suspicious calls, refrain from sharing personal information, or making any monetary transfers. Incidents can be reported to the Embassy via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
It has been brought to the notice of the Embassy that some fraudsters are spoofing Embassy's Numbers to make calls aimed at cheating people. Such caller claims to be an employee of the Embassy and seeks personal information i.e. name, date of birth, credit card details, passport number etc.
The caller may also try 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 Qatar.
In some cases, these fraudsters have also falsely claimed that they received such privileged information from the Embassy or other authorities in India. Embassy of India, Doha confirms that NO Official from the Embassy makes any telephone/ mobile call to seek personal information. It is advised that members of the public should not to entertain any such suspicious telephone calls made in the name of Embassy of India. They are also advised not to reveal any personal information or transfer any money in response to such calls. Such matters may be brought to the notice of the Embassy by email at email@example.com.