Post Brexit, the frequency of fake calls seems to have increased to the Indians including the Goans settled in the UK. According to the sources, the number of fraudulent calls being received by them claiming from immigration department is generating the sense of insecurity which is the main aim of the scammers. The India has already been targeted by the scammers and a huge amount of money has been lost by hundreds of thousands of Indians but now, post-Brexit, the scammers seem to have turned their radar towards Indian staying in the UK. The high commission of India, in London, UK, has already advised Indians to strictly stop entertaining such calls and requests for money. Who are these scammers and why they are targeting the UK now? What should you do if you are targeted by the scammers? Read the complete report here.
According to the news published by the national daily the Times of India, there is a steep increase in the number of fraudulent calls being received by the Indian settled in UK. The Indian high commission in the UK has advised all the Indians to strictly stop entertaining such calls which request for money. According to the sources, a gang of fraudsters calling themselves as officials from the immigration department and making calls to Indian nationals in the UK informing them that they need to update their immigration details which are wrongly filled and the same may amount into legal action against them. The fraudster then asks them to transfer money through the wire and doesn’t allow the unsuspecting Indian to disconnect the call.
The Indian high commission has been receiving the information on spoofed calls and it has advised the Indians staying in the UK to not to share any personal information over the phone with the caller unless they are absolutely sure of the identity of the caller. The sources have informed that the high commission of India does not make such calls. If any Indian national receives such calls he/she should immediately inform the high commission of India at [email protected] with all details,” a public notice, issued by the high commission, states.
The sources have revealed that post Brexit the number of such calls to Indian nationals in the UK and throughout the Europe has been increased. Many Indians have brought this to the notice of external affairs minister Sushma Swaraj who has been responding to the complaints of the Indians in the UK and advising them to not to fall prey to such fraud callers and to report the same to the Indian high commission.
As it was mentioned earlier, post-Brexit, the Indians who are worried about their future in the UK are the main targets of these prank callers. According to the sources, these scammers claimed to be calling from the UK home ministry and tell the Indian people in the UK to get ready for deportation. With this kind of calls, many Indians who are already worried about their future in the UK becomes the victim of scammers. The Goans who have traveled to the UK and other European countries on the Portuguese Passport are more prone to these calls claimed the sources.
According to the sources, the scammers are taking advantage of the prevailing situation in the UK post-Brexit and according to the Indian high commission, the people should not fall prey to such calls. According to the available information, there are hundreds of thousands Goans have settled in the UK and other European countries and Goa Prism appeal to all of them to share their experience if they have been targeted by the scammers since this will help other Indians to remain safe. Kindly leave your comments and suggestions on this issue.