Be careful, the term “OFII” can be used fraudulently in order to steal your money.
Some malicious people claiming to be OFII officials may call you:
– To ask for personal information about your file.
– To inform you of a problem with your file.
– To ask for the payment of a processing fee.
These fraudsters put you under duress and scare you into paying them, so do not give in to the pressure.
Fraudulent phone calls
OFII never asks for monetary payments by telephone.
Scams on WhatsApp
OFII does not use WhatsApp to communicate with you. Do not reply these messages.
In any case, OFII does not ask for money transfers or payments by mobile applications or social media (WhatsApp, Facebook, Tik Tok, Snapchat, etc.).
OFII does not use Gmail, Yahoo or Hotmail addresses, only those ending in “@ofii.fr”.
OFII does not request money transfers or payments by email.
Useful tips for detecting fraud :
Ask the person’s name and contact details to check that they are OFII.
Never use WhatsApp to communicate with OFII.
Avoid replying to messages from private addresses (Gmail, Yahoo, Hotmail, etc.).
Avoid clicking on a link in a message from a sender that is not identified as @ofii.fr