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Indian embassy in Riyadh warns against fake accounts targeting Indian citizens in Saudi Arabia

April 2, 2024 4:30 PM IST

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The Indian Embassy in Riyadh has cautioned Indian citizens living in Saudi Arabia to beware of fake social media accounts and email addresses that falsely offer assistance with travel arrangements from Saudi Arabia to India, often soliciting money.

The embassy urged all Indian citizens in Saudi Arabia to verify the authenticity of any communication claiming to be from the embassy.

“It has been brought to the notice of the Embassy that some individuals are deceiving innocent Indian nationals in Saudi Arabia through a suspicious Twitter account and email address, by soliciting money for travel arrangements from Saudi Arabia to India. We would like to inform all Indian nationals residing in Saudi Arabia that the Embassy of India in Riyadh has absolutely no affiliation with these questionable social media handles and email addresses,” the embassy said in an advisory.

“The official contact information of the Embassy of India, including email IDs, Twitter handle, Facebook ID, and telephone numbers, can be found on our website https://www.coiriyadh.gov.in. All are advised to cross verify with the Embassy website thoroughly to avoid falling into the trap laid by unscrupulous elements. Kindly note that all the Indian Missions email IDs always end with domain @mea.gov.in. Twitter Account of the Embassy @Indian EmbRiyadh,” the advisory said.

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