Immigration Scam & Fraud Protection Tips
Permits and Visas would like all clients to ensure that whenever instructing any agencies that you ensure that the company is registered with the relevant government immigration authority.
All clients are asked to ensure that your adviser is either working with a licensed OISC (Office of the Immigration Services Adviser) if UK or MARA Agent for Australian cases or ICCRC adviser for Canadian Immigration.
For more information contact OISC
The Office of the Immigration Service Commissioner
21 Bloomsbury Street,
Recent Immigration Scam News:
The UK and the US have recently seen a high number of Immigration Scams. The UK recently urged the public to be on high alert for immigration scams after a case involving a fraudster targeting a vulnerable migrant.
The UK Border Agency (UKBA) released a statement warning people not to trust unlicensed immigration advisers asking for cash.
The warning came after a pensioner was scammed out over 1000GBP by an individual claiming to be from the UKBA to process his partner’s UK visa.
“UK Border Agency officers do not visit homes to collect cash payments and we have referred these allegations to our security team,”
The UKBA announcement comes just days after the US released a similar warning about immigration scams as part of a campaign designed to protect and inform vulnerable immigrants.