Visa applicants are often the target of scams.
Worldwide, an increasing number of people are going abroad for different reasons – migration, study overseas, job overseas, investment purposes, or simply visiting relatives or for tourism.
With so many people country-hopping, there is also a corresponding huge demand for the relevant visas. Many of the people go through visa and immigration consultants.
It is these same agents that dupe unsuspecting applicants of their money.
Do keep in mind that with the technological advancements, scamsters have upped the ante, so to speak. Many scammers are so sophisticated that even the best of us might fail to spot them.
Common scams that visa applicants face
The common migration-related scams include –
Unregistered migration agents
You can spot an unregistered migration agent by certain red flags:
Be wary of those agents that promise you too much to be true.
Fake Job Offers
The modus operandi of scamsters using fake job offers to lure people is simple:
At times, the scamsters might continue extorting money for a long time, while misusing the identities on the side.
Phone and email scams
Often, scammers that engage in phone and email scams pretend that they are from any government body such as the Department of Immigration and Border Protection. They will then proceed to ask for a money transfer.
Do keep in mind that the Department of Immigration and Border Protection will never ask for payment via money transfer or on the phone.
Impersonating websites or other addresses and advertising materials of government departments, such scammers take unsuspecting applicants for a ride.
Always make it a point to log on to official websites only.
While there are many visa and immigration agents that you can approach, proceed with caution. Make it a point to approach only those agents that are registered and have the relevant experience in the field.
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