The UAE Embassy in New Delhi has warned the Indian deportee set to return to the United Arab Emirates against fake ‘flight approval letters’ being issued by scamsters. On Saturday, the UAE embassy tweeted advising all its “visitors and clients” to only visit the official website.
The UAE Embassy tweet reads, “Please avoid visiting suspicious sites, @UAEembassyIndia shall not be responsible if any damage occurs.”
Over the internet, few fraudsters are using a fake website to send out flight approval letters. Previously, the Khaleej Times report said that the hoax portal had duped several travellers until July 26. Therefore, the official advisory becomes more important as the Emirates has decided to allow vaccinated Indians with valid visas to return from September 12 ahead of the Expo 2020 in Dubai.
However, the decision to use the only official website for flight approval letters came in the wake of the lifting of a travel ban imposed on countries such as Bangladesh, Pakistan, India, Sri Lanka, Nepal, Namibia, Vietnam, Zambia, and a few more. Also, it is predicted that Indians comprise more than 25 per cent of the UAE population which makes it the largest ethnic community there. As per the Indian Embassy, nearly 3.42 million Indians live in the UAE.