Security Message – Fiji

The U.S. Embassy would like to make you aware that there is a recent significant increase in the number of reported credit card fraud incidents in Fiji.  The U.S. Embassy recorded dozens of incidents over the past few months compared to just two incidents over the prior two years. The U.S. Embassy confirmed that some of the card numbers used fraudulently have been obtained through dumpster diving and the use of skimmers.

We strongly recommend that U.S. citizens traveling to or residing in our Consular District enroll in the Department of State’s Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) at www.Travel.State.Gov.  STEP enrollment gives you the latest security updates, and makes it easier for the U.S. embassy or nearest U.S. consulate to contact you in an emergency.  If you don’t have Internet access, enroll directly with the nearest U.S. embassy or consulate.

Regularly monitor the State Department’s website, where you can find current Travel Warnings, Travel Alerts, and the Worldwide Caution. Read the Country Specific Information for Fiji.  For additional information, refer to “A Safe Trip Abroad” on the State Department’s website.

Emergencies involving U.S. citizens can be reported by contacting the American Citizen Services (ACS) Unit of the U.S. Embassy’s Consular Section, located in Suva, Fiji, telephone (679) 331-4466, and e-mail at SuvaACS@state.gov.