The Saudi Kingdom’s ambassador to Washington, Princess Rima, renewed the warning of fraudulent operations targeting citizens, as she retweeted a previous alert posted on the embassy’s Twitter page last April.
Last April, the embassy announced that it had monitored repeated fraud cases of Saudi citizens through fake calls and emails by unknown persons impersonating embassy employees.
She explained that the scammers used electronic programs that show that the caller’s number is the number of the Kingdom’s embassy in Washington, the number of the cultural attaché, or that the sender’s email address belongs to the embassy’s address list.
The embassy also warned at the time in a statement that fraudsters are requesting to transfer sums of money, and if citizens refrain from transferring, the fraudsters threaten to transfer them to the security authorities in the Kingdom or international prosecution.
The embassy confirmed that it does not ask citizens to transfer sums of money to it or any other party in any case.
It has confirmed that its role is to provide services to citizens following the specific terms of reference if the service is requested from Saudi citizens through the departments and consulates affiliated with the embassy.
It called on citizens in the Kingdom and the United States of America to be careful and not respond to such suspicious communications.