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Sama Oct 5th, 2011 01:59

Passport tearing at Indian airports
 
I don't know if this true as it was sent to me without a link or reference, but thought I would pass along....maybe someone here has heard of this or knows more about it.....


"Passport Tearing at Indian Airports....Read it Carefully.!!!

Be Careful at the Indian Airports, This is a well organized conspiracy by Indian Immigration, Police, Customs and Air India staff with networking at all the Indian International Airports.. Be careful when ever you give your passport to Immigration/ Customs/Air India staff. The pass port can be easily tampered and can create trouble to you. They have found easy way of making money from NRIs. This is the way it works:

At the time of the passenger's departure, if the passenger is not looking at the officer while he is stamping the exit, the officer very cleverly tears away one of the page from the passport. When the passenger leaves the immigration counter, the case is reported on his computer terminal with full details. Now all over India they have got full details of the passenger with Red Flag flashing on the Passport number entered by the departure immigration officer. They have made their money by doing above.

On arrival next time, he is interrogated.

Subject to the passenger's period of stay abroad, his income and standing etc., the price to get rid of the problem is settled by the Police and Immigration people. If someone argues, his future is spoiled because there are always some innocent fellows who think the honesty is the basis of getting justice in India .

Please advise every passenger to be careful at the airport. Whenever they hand over the passport to the counters of Air India , or immigration or the customs, they must be vigilant, should not remove eyes from the passport even if the officer in front tries to divert their attention.

Also, please pass this information to all friends, media men and important politicians. Every month 20-30 cases are happening all over India to rob the NRIs the minute he lands. Similar case has happened with Aramco's Arifuddin. He was traveling with his family. They had six passports. They
Got the visa of America and decided to go via Hyderabad from Jeddah. They reached Hyderabad .Stayed about a month and left for the States. When they reached the States, the page of the American visa on his wife's passport was missing. At the time of departure from Hyderabad it was there, the whole family had to return to Hyderabad helplessly. On arrival at Bombay back, they were caught by the police and now it is over 2 months, they are running after the Police, Immigration officers and the Courts. On going in to details with him, he found out the following: One cannot imagine, neither can believe, that the Indian Immigration dept can play such a nasty game to harass the innocent passengers.

All the passengers traveling to & fro India via Bombay and Hyderabad must be aware of this conspiracy. Every month 15 to 20cases are taking place, at each mentioned airport, of holding the passengers in the crime of tearing away the passport pages. On interviewing some of them, none of them was aware of what had happened. They don't know why, when and who tore away the page from the middle of the passport. One can imagine the sufferings of such people at the hands of the immigration, police and the court procedures in India after that. The number of cases is increasing in the last 2-3 years. People who are arriving at the immigration, they are questioned and their passports are being held and they have to go in interrogation. Obviously, the conspiracy started about 2 to 3 years ago, now the results are coming. Some of the Air India counter staff too is involved in this conspiracy."

machadinha Oct 5th, 2011 02:01

Sounds like paranoid crap to me, sorry. (And a send-this-along wherever you can scheme to boot, I'm not sorry. Hate that stuff.)

suricate Oct 5th, 2011 02:33

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....Read it Carefully.!!!
No, please spare yourself the effort. Doesn't even rate as an well-written fiction!

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Be Careful at the Indian Airports, This is a well organized conspiracy by Indian Immigration, Police, Customs and Air India staff with networking at all the Indian International Airports..
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Every month 20-30 cases are happening all over India to rob the NRIs the minute he lands.
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All the passengers traveling to & fro India via Bombay and Hyderabad must be aware of this conspiracy. Every month 15 to 20cases are taking place, at each mentioned airport,
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The number of cases is increasing in the last 2-3 years.
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Obviously, the conspiracy started about 2 to 3 years ago, ...
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RWeHavingFunYet Oct 5th, 2011 02:44

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This was posted 2 years ago on IM: :)


Passport page tearing at airport--can anyone confirm?

Safari-Pena Oct 5th, 2011 02:56

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Originally Posted by RWeHavingFunYet (Post 1273040)
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This was posted 2 years ago on IM: :)


Passport page tearing at airport--can anyone confirm?

:beatingdeadhorse:

kmalik Oct 5th, 2011 03:41

Most stuff containing:
Quote:

Originally Posted by Sama (Post 1273017)
....Read it Carefully.!!!

is best ignored!

prince09 Oct 5th, 2011 04:34

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Originally Posted by Sama (Post 1273017)
Passport Tearing at Indian Airports

:rofl:

machadinha Oct 5th, 2011 04:37

LOL. It does sound a little goofy if you think about it, no, Prince? All them crazy little corrupt people over there, who don't really know and otherwise by default flaunt their rules... (<-- That's not something I'm accusing Sama of, btw. At all. I do know she knows better. But, well.)

Sama Oct 5th, 2011 06:16

don't kill the messenger! :D

someone sent it to me because they know I go to India a lot....just passing it along.

my first thought was that it sounded bogus...especially this part: Also, please pass this information to all friends, media men and important politicians.

important politicians? right! :rolleyes:

machadinha Oct 5th, 2011 06:25

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Originally Posted by Sama (Post 1273083)
[B]Also, please pass this information to all

That's usually a sign to just discard unseen, yes. (There are some famous historical cases of it in fact being well-meant, but causing a web snowball like the originator had never foreseen, and their account closed asap. Think about the exponential logistics of half the world being online, and so now every person sending on a message to their X friends. And so those to their X friends, etc. Now let alone them all getting back to the source again. Some of those historical mail bombs you may in fact still see pop up in your mailbox from time to time. They're years old, and were (sometimes) indeed originally meant to be perfectly legit. "Hey! Here's this great new way to reach masses of people in no time!" One historical case, to do with the plight of Afghan women and before 9/11 and indeed perfectly legit as such, the originator indeed had their uni account closed on day 1, and that university going to quite some lengths to make it publicly known that the message should be neither passed on nor responded to. It is one that you may still find in your mailbox, so more than a decade after the fact.)

Oh well. Can't blame you for wanting to be better safe than sorry, and so passing it along :) Just don't do it again :naughty:

--> See also and just for instance http://www.snopes.com/.

thejag Oct 5th, 2011 08:10

hmmm... when i first the first post i was gripped by this feeling of deja vu! OHH NO NOT AGAIN!

Kartooman Oct 5th, 2011 09:58

I've heard about something similar from a close friend, but this was in the Singapore / Malaysia crossing. His relative was returning to Singapore but his passport was not stamped by the Malaysian Officer showing exit out of Malaysia. On his next trip into Malaysia his problems began.

PeakXV Oct 5th, 2011 10:07

Then again, I never would have believed that the gem scam (et al) thing existed ..... before actually reading about it on this site.

edwardseco Oct 5th, 2011 12:43

A beautiful Nigerian lady is offering me a million dollars inheritance..

professorm Oct 5th, 2011 13:38

Use precaution anyway, each time passport changes hands, make sure all pages are intact.


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