FAKE UAE Immigration Officials Ask For Money Through Call So You Will Not Get Deported
Fraudsters in the UAE have a new game.
They’re pretending to be immigration officials and inform you that you have an immigration-related issue and will be thrown out away from the country, and the only way to resolve this is through paying a certain amount.
These fakers have already abused an Indian woman based in the country.
For her “case” to be lifted, she paid AED 1,800.
“It was an hour-long call, and there were three or four men who spoke to me. They said some immigration papers were missing from my file and they had orders to deport me immediately. They actually sounded like security officials speaking in stern and intimidating manner, and I really got scared,” the woman told gulfnews.com.
She was also informed that she was blacklisted as per Article No 18 of the Immigration Law.
“[And they said] that I will be deported and arrested in Delhi under Article No 20. And the only way to avoid deportation is by wiring AED 1,800 to India to hire a lawyer and get clearance letter from the Indian authorities,” she added.
The Indian woman sent the money through a local exchange in the country and the collector collected the money within five minutes.
While this isn’t the first case to reported, several Indians have also shared the same story and were forced to send money to these fake immigration officials.