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CBSA Warning Public of Immigration Scams

May 21, 2015 10:35 AM | News


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 [email protected] or report it to the department that the calls/e-mails are supposedly coming from.


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