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  • Fake agents land Indians in trap of immigration mafia
    Fake agents land Indians in trap of immigration mafia

    Taking the illegal route to the US landed certain Indians in trouble abroad. Fake immigration agents in India duped unsuspecting Indians into seeking entry into the US illegally. Taking the Mexico route to enter the US, these Indians fell in the hands of immigration mafia.  Recently, videos have surfaced in which 3 Indian youths can… Read More »

    Apr 2, 2020
  • Australia’s-deportation-of-Tamil-asylum-seekers
    Australia’s deportation of Tamil asylum seekers

    2009 was the year when the civil war in Sri Lanka came to an end. Up to 1 million were left displaced. Amidst the major refugee crisis that unfolded subsequently, many Tamil asylum seekers fled Sir Lanka. Of these, a significant number ended up seeking asylum in Australia, only to be sent back later.  It… Read More »

    Apr 2, 2020
  • Have you got an email from IRCC lately?
    Have you got an email from IRCC lately?

    “Every year, millions of people apply to visit or immigrate to Canada to enjoy the many opportunities that our country has to offer.” This was part of a March 2, 2020 Statement on Fraud Prevention Month by Marco Mendicino, the Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship [IRCC]. While admitting that the “vast majority of these… Read More »

    Mar 13, 2020
  • medical students abused overseas placement
    How medical students abused overseas placement

    An investigation into academic misconduct has found certain students to have lied about their overseas work placement. Ranked at #176 on QS World University Rankings 2020, the University of Otago, founded in 1869, is New Zealand’s first university. With high approval ratings in various employer surveys, students that graduate from Otago are much sought-after. Recently,… Read More »

    Feb 25, 2020
  • Phillipines POEA warns about fake job offers in its name
    Phillipines: POEA warns about fake job offers in its name

    Taking serious note of the various instances of jobseekers being duped in the name of the Phillipine Overseas Employment Administration [POEA], the POEA Administrator has issued an advisory for the same. According to Bernard Olalia, POEA Administrator, there were certain fake and bogus social media accounts, such as Facebook pages, that were misusing the name… Read More »

    Feb 25, 2020
  • Foreign investors fall prey to US immigration fraud
    Foreign investors fall prey to US immigration fraud

    In one of the latest immigration frauds to be reported from the US, a woman in Silicon Valley has been directed to pay USD 50,000,000 as part of a settlement to federal regulators. It was alleged that the said woman – Bethany Liou, a resident of San Mateo County in California and the sole owner… Read More »

    Feb 25, 2020
  • Immigration firm directed to pay up for not getting Canada PR
    Immigration firm directed to pay up for not getting Canada PR

    In September 2019, an immigration firm – Global Gateways – in Chandigarh was directed by the District Consumer Disputes Redressal Forum to pay a total of INR 45,708 to Manisha Rani with reference to her Canada PR processing. Of the total amount to be paid by Global Gateways, while INR 12,000 was to be a… Read More »

    Feb 25, 2020
  • immigration scam
    Unauthorized law practice seized for immigration scam

    As per a News Release by the State Bar of California, the unauthorized law practice of a woman belonging to Fontana [California] has been seized following an investigation into her scamming immigrants in the name of getting them legal residency in the US. The law practice was run as Immigrants Legal Options. The owner, Samaris… Read More »

    Feb 5, 2020
  • Immigration fraud in Canada
    Immigration fraud in Canada putting lives at risk

    Canada-based immigration consultants and trucking firms with questionable safety records have come up with new ways for exploiting migrants that are looking for a job in Canada. An investigation by The Globe and Mail has come to the finding that in such immigration frauds involving trucking firms, unprepared drivers were being sent out, putting many… Read More »

    Feb 4, 2020
  • Job Overseas Scam
    Hyderabad: Your job offer abroad could be a scam

    With a steady increase in the number of people exploring lucrative work overseas options, there has been a corresponding rise in instances of frauds related to fake job offers abroad and fraudulent visa consultancies. Many of such cases have been reported from Hyderabad in India. Fraud companies often go to great lengths to establish their… Read More »

    Jan 16, 2020
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