There have been many reports of unsuspecting individuals being duped by emails supposedly from an immigration officer with the Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC).
What all does the IRCC not do via email?
For anyone dealing with the IRCC for any reason, it is advisable to always remember that the IRCC will never –
Remember that you will be required to pay your fees AFTER you have successfully submitted a completed application. It is only after completing each one of the individual sections of your online profile, uploading all required documents, and submitting your application that you will be required to proceed to pay your processing fees with a debit or credit card.
Processing fees is to be paid online only through a credit or debit card. There is no other way of paying the processing fees.
What are the red flags for spotting an email scam?
The email that you have received can be a phishing scheme or a scam if any of the following conditions is true –
Always keep in mind that any emails by IRCC will have an email address that ends with a “.ca”. Also, genuine emails that are sent by the IRCC are usually sent from a “do not reply” account.
What if I get a suspicious email?
If you do get a suspicious email –
Being cautious of such emails can save you from unknowingly falling prey to various phishing schemes or immigration frauds.
Forewarned is indeed forearmed.
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