Beijing, Jun 11: India today issued an advisory for its nationals living in China to be cautious about an “imposter” posing as Embassy official to dupe them financially by threatening with deportation and arrest for providing false information in immigration formalities. “There have recent reports from some countries that an imposter posing as an official of the Indian Embassy has contacted Indian nationals and duped them into making money transfers through wire,” Embassy of India here said in an advisory put out on its official website.Also Read - Third Wave of Coronavirus in India: Has COVID Curve Started to Flatten, What Lies Ahead?

The imposter contacted the victim over phone stating that the host government was considering deporting and arresting them for providing false information pertaining to immigration details. “He then urged the victim to make a money transfer to the account of the lawyer that the Embassy of India in that country had allegedly hired to assist the Indian national.(Also Read: China holds Pakistan responsible for 26/11 Mumbai attacks, highlights Lashkar-e-Taiba’s role) Also Read - After Cities, Omicron COVID Cases Likely To Go Up In Villages: Experts

“The Embassy of India, Beijing would like to alert all Indian nationals in China, that the embassy does not make calls seeking money through wire transfer. In case any Indian national receives such calls, they are advised to immediately report the matter to the embassy,” the advisory said. Also Read - India's R-Value Dips Further, COVID Third Wave Peak Likely in Next 2 Weeks: IIT Madras Study | Top Points