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India cautions its people travelling from Saudi against social media fraud

The embassy said that its official information, including email IDs, Twitter handle, Facebook ID and telephone numbers could be found on its website https://www.eoiriyadh.gov.in.

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By: Twinkle Roy

THE Indian embassy in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, has cautioned Indian nationals residing in the country against dubious social media handles and email addresses that sought to deceive people by soliciting money for travel arrangements from Saudi Arabia to India.

The embassy underscored in an advisory it issued on Tuesday (2) that it has no association with these suspicious accounts and email addresses. It urged all Indian nationals in Saudi Arabia to exercise caution and recommended verifying the authenticity of any communication purportedly originating from the embassy.

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“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 in Saudi Arabia said in advisory.

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It also said that its official information, including email IDs, Twitter handle, Facebook ID and telephone numbers could be found on its website https://www.eoiriyadh.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 added.

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