The Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation has become aware of an attempted scam operated through a mobile phone number indicated on the website www.esteri.it among the contacts of the Office for Relations with the Public (URP) of this Ministry. In this regard, it must be noted that this Ministry never requires the release of personal data or the payment of sums of money by telephone and that the number indicated is intended solely for incoming phone calls.
The Office for Relations with the Public is the office of the Press and Institutional Communications Service that handles the relations between the MAECI and the public with a view to guaranteeing the transparency of the Ministry’s actions. It provides information on all the sectors falling under the Ministry’s competence and answers Frequently Asked Questions.
The Frequently Asked Questions section contains information on the activities and services provided by the Ministry and by the diplomatic and consular network around the world >>
The person in charge of replacing the person responsible in case of persisting non-performance by the Administration is the senior-most official of the office involved >>