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  • Individual impersonating student to board Canada flight arrested
    Individual impersonating student to board Canada flight arrested

    Impersonating another for fulfilling desire to fly to Canada for better job opportunities led an individual to be arrested by immigration officials. The individual was headed to Toronto in Canada. Mehtab Singh, belonging to the Rampur District of Uttar Pradesh, was found to be travelling on the passport and Canada student visa of someone else.… Read More »

    Oct 21, 2020
  • International Financial Scams
    What are International Financial Scams?

    While there are many varieties of scams that come under international financial scams, they all share a common goal, that of monetary gain for the scammers. Some of the most common international financial scams are – online romance scams, grandparent/relative scam, and lottery scams. Romance scams, also referred to as online dating scams, are where… Read More »

    Aug 29, 2020
  • Australia Visa Scam News
    Australians reported almost 4,000 online romance scams in 2019

    As per the Australian Competition & Consumer Commission [ACCC], scammers are now making use of new online platforms for taking advantage of their unsuspecting victims. Dating and romance scams made up around one-fifth of losses among all the scams reported to Scamwatch in 2019. As per the ACCC, Australians reported nearly 4,000 dating and romance… Read More »

    Jul 13, 2020
  • Australia visa scam news
    Have you checked if your Australia visa agent is genuine?

    Australia is one of the most sought-after countries to migrate overseas. As per the Australian Bureau of Statistics [ABS], in 2019, there were over 7.5 million people in Australia that had been born overseas. According to ABS’s Top 10 countries of birth for overseas-born Australians on June 30, 2019, as many as 2.6% were those… Read More »

    Jul 4, 2020
  • Australia visit visa
    Can I work on my Australia visit visa?

    The Australian Government’s Department of Home Affairs clearly states “If someone says you can work on an ETA or a Visitor visa, they are lying to you.” Generally, to go to Australia on a short trip – for tourism, on business or to visit family – for a period of 3, 6 or 12 months,… Read More »

    Jun 29, 2020
  • Canada Visa Scam
    4 common scams targeted at newcomers to Canada

    Newly immigrated to Canada? Be cautious of certain scams that specifically target newcomers to Canada. Many are duped by scammers that take advantage of the fact that the newcomers do not generally have an understanding of the way that the government in Canada – both federal as well as at the provincial level – works.… Read More »

    Jun 10, 2020
  • Nigeria Visa Scam Alert
    Nigeria visa firm run by man accused of fraud

    In a joint investigation with the Premium Times, the BBC has unearthed that the owner of a company arranging Nigerian travel visas from across the world has been accused of money laundering and fraud in Nigeria that is linked to another company. The company arranging visas was appointed by the Nigerian government. As such, there… Read More »

    May 12, 2020
  • Australia Supernannuation targeted by scammers in COVID-19
    Australia: Supernannuation targeted by scammers in COVID-19

    As per Scamwatch, Australians financially impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic have reportedly been victims of new superannuation scam.  Scammers are taking advantage of the recent announcement by the Australian government regarding partial access being given, from mid-April to superannuation to those facing financial constraints due to COVID-19.  Scamwatch, run by the Australian Competition and Consumer… Read More »

    Apr 23, 2020
  • Australia reports over 2,700 visa scams in past 5 year
    Australia reports over 2,700 visa scams in past 5 year

    The Department of Home Affairs in Australia received 2,796 allegations for visa scams from 2014 to 2019. The visa scams were reported to the Department’s migration fraud division. As per Freedom of Information Request FA 19/09/01554, Border Watch has received 2,796 scam related allegations between the period July 1, 2014 to September 19, 2019.  The… Read More »

    Apr 21, 2020
  • Identity-fraud-will-lead-to-revocation-of-citizenship
    Identity fraud will lead to revocation of citizenship

    An Indian man was stripped off his Australian citizenship after discovery of identity fraud committed by him in the past. The identity fraud was committed on various occasions. The first instance of fraud was in 2003 for obtaining an Indian passport. It was this passport that was used for travelling to Australia. A partner visa… Read More »

    Apr 16, 2020
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