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Gangs who duped travelers going from India to UAE were busted, hunting them by showing fake travel approval

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Some fraudsters posing as UAE embassy officials are duping people through fake travel approvals. An official of the UAE Embassy in New Delhi has also warned travelers to beware of such people.

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If you are desperate to travel from India to the United Arab Emirates (UAE), beware. Some fraudsters posing as UAE embassy officials are duping people through fake travel approvals. An official of the UAE Embassy in New Delhi has also warned travelers to beware of such people. These thugs were using a fake website of the UAE Embassy to deliver travel approval letters to UAE residents.

The fake website went offline as soon as the report was published
According to an investigative report by Khaleej Times, the fake portal went offline only after warnings from UAE Embassy officials. It has been told in the report that this portal was live till 26 July. The website was targeting people eager to return to their jobs or reconnect with their families. The official URL of the UAE Embassy in New Delhi is https://www.mofaic.gov.ae/en/missions/new-delhi. Whereas, the thugs were using https://www.uaembassy.in/.

Letters were being issued in the name of fake ministry
According to the report, in the meantime, the operatives of the fake site continued to respond to emails and transacted till this story was published on Tuesday. In the confirmation mail received by the Khaleej Times reporter, they introduced themselves as UAE diplomats. UAE Ministry of Interior and Naturalization and Immigration Department is written at the top of this letter. Whereas, the reality is that there is no such ministry in the UAE.

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Misleading by writing wrong phone number
At the bottom of the letter was a purported signature of the Director of the General Directorate of Residency and Foreigners Affairs (GDRFA), Dubai. Along with this the authority’s hotlines 8005111 and 04-3139999 were shown as contact numbers. Later investigation found that these numbers were fake, they had nothing to do with Al Amin of Dubai.

The wait for those going to UAE increased
UAE’s state-run airline Etihad Airways has suspended its flights from India till August 2. Etihad said that this date could be extended further based on the instructions of the UAE authorities. The airline has asked passengers to stay on its website for more information.

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