El Saime recalled that it does not issue “this type of communication via email.” He also recommended not to provide any personal information, “avoid being scammed with alleged procedures of the identifying entity”
The Administrative Service for Identification, Migration and Immigration (Saime) alerted Venezuelans in a message on Twitter about a new form of fraud to try to capture data from its users.
El Saime indicated that the scam is done through an email that tries to replicate his, distributing a statement about alleged changes in the platform that require the confirmation of the user’s email.
#Alert || Dear users, Saime does not issue this type of communication via email. Not providing any personal information, avoids being scammed with alleged procedures of the identifying entity.
Saime at the service of the people. pic.twitter.com/wSh4CM8sEB
– VenezuelaSaime (@VenezuelaSaime) July 30, 2022
This type of scam is known as phishing mailwhere the attacker poses as a trusted person or organization with the goal of obtaining sensitive personal information, such as login credentials or credit card numbers.
For this reason, Saime recalled that it does not issue “this type of communication via email.” He also recommended not providing any personal information, “avoid being scammed with alleged procedures of the identifying entity.”
In June, the Saime platform was down for three weeks, which delayed the procedures for new passports or its extension. The agency asserted that they are already operational and users whose application was in process should check the page or social networks to find out their status.
According to specialistsa business to install the data of the Autonomous Identification, Migration and Immigration Service (Saime) corresponding to the passport issuance service on a new platform established by a private company of Argentine origin and called Exclé, is what is behind the fall who experienced the agency’s website.