Any immigration fraud concerning Canadian Immigration can come through the Internet, email, or telephone. Phishing or telephone scams can be extremely dangerous as scammers use your personal information for their benefit. In this scam, the scammer gives phone calls to victims claiming to be the employees of Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada (IRCC). The caller tells the receiver that to avoid deportation, and they must send some money or gift cards or e-transfer payments as soon as possible.
We want all prospective Canada Immigration applicants to know such types of phone calls or emails are a scam. It is important not to attend them or pay no heed to their unlawful demands. Immigrants should know these types of frauds.
Theft can also be committed either on your credit card or bank account.
Please note that whenever a candidate is asked to deposit an amount for Canadian immigration services, the same amount is credited to the “Receiver General of Canada.” The Canadian government officials never ask you to deposit any amount in any personal account. Similarly, they will never ask you to make the money transfer through any private money transfer services agent.
Scammers use the Internet to trick you into giving them your personal information. They may try to decode your passwords, account numbers, or social security numbers to break into your computers or smartphones. Scammers tend to launch thousands of phishing attacks like these regularly- and they are often successful.
Scammers also build websites that claim to be that of the government of Canada. There might also be instances where some websites falsely claim to offer you jobs in Canada or some attractive immigration deals.
Avoid giving your private information to such fake websites.
In email scams, Canada PR visa aspirants might get an email claiming from the Government of Canada. Such phony emails might ask for your personal information, including DOB, passwords, and credit or debit card details. In some cases, the emails navigate the receiver to a fake website.
If you ever receive such emails, do not open them or click on the link or give any private information.
Always remember, IRCC never sends an email asking for your private information.
Anyone applying for Immigration to Canada must remember that IRCC officials never contact the aspirants directly over a call for payments or fees. IRCC only communicates with you via email in case of any further information or documents.
No payment will be asked for by telephone by IRCC.
Fraudsters can use the telephone to steal your money or identity.
RCIC agent Scam
Suppose you are using the services of an RCIC agent as your authorized representative. In that case, the agreement must be signed with him and NOT with the local Immigration consulting company or local Immigration consultant. Please visit https://iccrc-crcic.ca/fraud-prevention/ for more details and guidance.
Always be aware of such scams. Please report to the Canadian Anti-Fraud Center to report it immediately and safeguard yourself from being a victim of immigration fraud.
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