Same thing Happened to me.
I was called out by a unknown person claiming that he is from home office.he asked me whether I had done anything wrong in India ,had I any police case..etc
I said no such issues,then he claimed that Indian gov has filed a deportation case against me and I should co operate this investigation solely by not consulting anyone and should not hang my phone as I am under surveillance so asked not to breach protocol!
He asked me to go to google and type gov.uk then navigated me to home office enquiry contact number and the same number appeared in my mobile to make me believe that he s genuine
You lol find the number (020 7035 4848)here below
He rushed me to leave from work place and reach home asap and keep the documents ready so that officials will visit home and do the verification
He threatened me about a deportation order issued against me as I have not filled alien registration number on landing card and tried to hide my identity.
When I reached home there were no officials and the same guy over asked my passport no and visa no and he too 15 mins to verify and i was on call but should not mute or cut the call
Advised not to talk to anyone else
He came back and said I have a lean background and he needs to provide this information with Indian gov
He took another 15 mins and came back with a story,
Indian gov do not have system to do the verification in short so they will take 72 hours,however he cannot let me stay here hence he said my visa is not valid for next 72 hrs hence I was given couple of provision 18 and 20
Either go to India sort it out and fly back
Or obtain a temp visa for 72 hrs once we receive the feedback from Indian gov I lol get my actual visa back
Obviously I chose provision 20 and I was asked to keep some proofs ready self attested
They lol send an official to collect but I should pay a penalty of 37 pound to home office for not filling aliens reg no or ds230 form
And Indian gov asking me to pay a financial security deposits amount which is refundable after 72 hrs if I m proven not guilty
I said yes I can co operate
He said Indian office closes in another two hrs so do not delay otherwise u lol taken to custody until the office opens next day
Emotional blackmail that u r family man so better get this done asap
I went to bank to withdraw 1485 GBP and 15 GBP as a fee total 1500 GBP
I went on to collect and reached post office to send using money gram
And all these while I was on call! The form had a warning note at the top which opened my eyes,started doubting the process goin on to me,still took the form and asked him the receiver detail and I was asked to fill receiver name as ALOK KUMAR
I started asking questions back why should I pay an individual and I am ready to pay Indian government not to an individual hence please send the official I'll send in front of him
Then he started threatening u r violating hence I m going to take u in custody I got confident that I have done nothing wrong why I need to worry. I said let me ask a police whether I am suppose to pay or not he still tried to make me believe that he s genuine and tried his best,said if u go to police they lol take u in custody their itself
I started searching police station near by and the game over!
What a day for me I was on call for 5 hrs continuously.Beware of these Bas*****