Halifax international student lost $6,000 to phone scam

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A student from Pakistan studying at St. Mary’s University in Halifax says he lost $6,000 in a phone scam that threatened him with arrest on terrorism-related charges.

Mehran Durrani, a geology student, said he received a phone call from someone claiming to be a citizen and immigration agent and informed him that he was suspected in being involved in “anti-social and terrorist activities.”

Durrani was told he was facing 48 hours of detainment unless he paid for a counselor who could clear his name. The student then sent almost $6,000 to the scammers who promised to reimburse him once the background check was complete.

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This article is summarized by Canadian Fraud News Inc.