CBSA Warning Public of Immigration Scams

CBSA Warning Public of Immigration Scams

Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA)

The Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) Prairie Region is warning the public about recent immigration scams.

The CBSA says the scams involve threatening and/or coercive language via e-mail and phone calls to scare individuals into paying fictitious fees to the CBSA for immigration-related issues such as permanent resident cards.

Another recent series of scams have included those overseas forming online relationships with Canadians. Once a relationship is established, they make plans to visit Canada, but end up “detained at the border” unless a large sum money is transferred into a bank account for their release and entry into Canada.

The CBSA says if you think you may be a victim of a scam or know someone who may be, immediately report it to or report it to the department that the calls/e-mails are supposedly coming from.


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