MAKKAH: The Ministry of Hajj and Umrah has advised pilgrims to avoid carrying large amounts of money and jewelry while performing Umrah rituals.
The pilgrims who come to Saudi Arabia to perform Umrah should not be carrying more than SR60,000, in addition to avoid holding gold bullion, as well as precious stones and metals in general.
The Ministry has also warned the pilgrims against exposing themselves to financial fraud, calling them to download the bank apps from official sources.
The pilgrims must not disclose their bank card information, not transfer money to unknown sources, and should check the reliability of the electronic links before paying.
It has also called for the importance of pilgrims to ignore unknown links and messages.
The Ministry said that in the event of exposure to financial fraud or suspicion of fraud, the pilgrims must inform the bank and the competent authorities.
The pilgrims, in addition, must transfer the fraudulent text message to the following number: 330330.