The Ministry of Hajj and Umrah issued a warning to all pilgrims urging them to be alert to fake Hajj visa websites.
The statement called on people to never apply for a Hajj visa through links they receive through any messages or fake websites, the Saudi Press Agency (SPA) reported.
The ministry also posted an example picture of a WhatsApp scam message promoting a link to a free Hajj visa. Also Read: Expat Arrested on SR 14m ‘Double Money Magic’ Scam
The ministry also urged interested Hajj visa applicants to apply through authentic online sources instead of unknown sources.