Common scams involving Canada immigration are what are referred to as internet, email and telephone scams.
Being scammed over the internet, email or telephone can lead to various consequences for you. Identity theft might be committed or even computer viruses are remotely installed on your desktop or laptop.
Theft might also be committed from either your credit card or bank account.
Do keep in mind that whenever you will be asked to pay fees for any Canadian government service, the same will have to be remitted to the “Receiver General of Canada”, unless something different is specifically mentioned on the website of a visa office.
The Government of Canada will never ask you to deposit money into any personal bank account. Similarly, the Canadian government will not ask for a money transfer to be done through any of the private money transfer services available.
In the age of technology that we live in, it is quite easy for criminals to replicate a real website or build a seemingly professional-looking website from scratch.
Websites might falsely claim to be that of the official Government of Canada. Or there might be instances wherein a website offers you either guaranteed high-paying jobs in Canada or special immigration deals.
Never give your private information to such suspicious websites.
In email scams, an individual might be sent an email, supposedly from the Government of Canada. Such an email might ask for private information – password, date of birth, or credit card details. Or, in certain cases, the email will redirect the receiver to visit a fake website.
If you get any such suspicious emails, don’t click on the link or give any private information.
Do keep in mind that IRCC will never send an email asking for any private information.
Remember that IRCC will never send visas by email.
IRCC will not contact anyone on telephone for the collection of payments or money. At times, IRCC might contact for further information or for submission of documents.
No payment will be asked for by telephone by IRCC.
Always be wary of any such scams particularly targeting newcomers to Canada.
Contact the Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre to report fraud.
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