China News Service, December 16th. According to the website of the Chinese Embassy in Switzerland, recently, fraudsters used technical means to disguise themselves as the Chinese Embassy in Switzerland's consular document consultation telephone (0041-791309739) to conduct telecom fraud in the name of the embassy.
Criminals often claim to be embassy officials, falsely claim that the victim’s passport or residence card expires, the credit card has been stolen or is involved in an international criminal case, is investigated by Interpol, etc., requesting a personal bank account or paying a fine, etc., are quite deceptive.
The Chinese Embassy in Switzerland urgently reminds you: Do not trust any phone calls that ask for credit card and other personal financial information, request transfers or remittances in the name of the Chinese Embassy in Switzerland.
If you receive a phone call suspected of fraud, please be alert, hang up directly, and ignore it.
First, the Chinese Embassy in Switzerland will not notify Chinese compatriots by telephone that there is a domestic case that needs to be handled, and it will not ask the receiver to call back any phone number for further contact.
Second, applying for a passport travel document is an act of personal volition. The Chinese Embassy in Switzerland will not call the party to notify the party that the passport is expired and needs to be extended or reissued, and the relevant fees or fines must be paid by transfer, etc., nor will it ask anyone over the phone. Personal bank card or account information.
Please do not trust any phone calls that request passport renewal or ask for personal financial information in the name of the Chinese Embassy in Switzerland.
If you are unfortunately deceived, please report to the local police as soon as possible.
Swiss police number: 117
Consular Security Phone of the Chinese Embassy in Switzerland: 0041-76 4959 218
The consular insurance phone of the Chinese Consulate General in Zurich: 0041-793070 937
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs Global Consular Protection and Service Emergency Call Center Tel: 0086-10-12308, 0086-10-59913991