Immigration fraud is a severe crime and can bring lots of financial and emotional pain to the victim. We advise prospective immigrants who receive job offers from Canadian employers to be cautious while engaging with such recruiters to avoid being the immigration scam victim.
Some fake immigration consultants manipulate innocent, hopeful migrants by sending sham emails claiming to be from Canadian immigration authorities. They create phony immigration websites that look like the IRCC portal and put on fake ads to drive the internet traffic to the website.
Many immigration fraudsters use the prospect of living and working in Canada to grab skilled workers’ attention. They are so good at manipulating that they ultimately gain well-educated professionals’ confidence and then lure them into paying them a tremendous amount of money for the immigration process.
If you suspect or know about an immigration fraud happening, report it immediately. The following information outlines how to write an immigration fraud or scam. Canada has wide-ranging measures to detect and prevent immigration offenses.
Immigration fraud includes the following offenses:
You may immediately call the Border Service Agency (CBSA) to report the following suspicious activities:
Apart from the above, foreign nationals seeking to permanently or temporarily migrate must conduct background checks on immigration consultants before handing over their Canada immigration profiles. They can ask the following questions to check the authenticity of the consultant.
Suspecting a fraud isn’t a daunting process; all you need is to be diligent and smart enough to recognize the red flags and report them before it’s too late.