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Fraud Calls and Exhortion Alert

Posted on: April 07, 2023 | Back | Print

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Fraud and extortion calls: An Alert!

We have been informed that some criminal and anti-social persons are attempting to spoof the High Commission’s telephone numbers to call persons of Indian origin to threaten them with legal or other consequences and demand money purportedly on behalf of the High Commission or Government of India agencies.

Please be assured that no-one from the High Commission will be calling members of the public over the telephone to demand money for Government purposes. Please report any such calls that you receive to your local police after noting the number and any details that the callers leave with you.