CBC investigates: Why Canada is ripe for immigration scams

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Imagine that your business name is used as bait to scam foreign workers hoping to come to Canada or that your stolen personal identity is used as the contact for the scheme. It is happening to some of Canada’s best-known companies, including Bell Canada, Via Rail, Scotiabank and Bombardier and to a Montreal businessman, CBC News has learned.

 Canadian companies unaware of the fraud

Those companies and the Montreal man were unaware that someone had used them as a front to defraud foreign job seekers out of thousands of dollars until CBC News told them. The CBC investigation began after hearing from two Canadians whose family members were trying to immigrate to Canada from India.

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