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    1. We wish to again bring to the notice of Indian Students in Germany and Persons of Indian Origin about fraud calls which are being received purportedly from +4969 1530050, which is Consulate's phone number. 

    2. The nature of threat or demand is that the person has given wrong or inadequate information in his passport or immigration records due to which a case is registered by Police in India or in Germany and also cases are pending in the Courts at India or Germany. Hence, perpetrators demand that a fine or penalty needs to be paid through Western Union money transfer and in rare cases bank account numbers were also given.

    3. In some instances, the criminals have used the telephone numbers of Federal office of Migration and Refugees. In this regard the Department has issued an advisory which is available in the link https://www.bamf.de/SharedDocs/Meldungen/DE/2014/20131213-falsche-telefonanrufe-nur_ startseite.html ). Hence you may send the complaints also to them (info.buerger@bamf.bund.de)

    4. We would like to again emphasise  that Embassy/Consulate does not call up people to ask for money, etc, and hence such calls be ignored and reported promptly.

    5. It may be suggested to adequately caution your colleagues to be on guard. Kindly spread the message that the Indian Embassy or our Consulates in Frankfurt, Munich and Hamburg does not solicit such calls. Hence do not fall prey to this scam.

    6. In the event of receiving such calls, the number from which call has originated, date and time of call, contact number on which call was received and nature of demand or threat may be furnished to Police as well as Consulate General of India on cons.frankfurt@mea.gov.in