Asylum seekers from India swindled into paying thousands for free services, say health workers

Thousands of dollars in fees but no invoices. Charges for services that are otherwise free. Cases dropped without warning. As Montreal social worker Anne-Marie Bellemare started meeting more and more asylum-seeking clients from northern India about 18 months ago, she began to notice a worrying pattern.

Immigrant Vivek Vishisht of India Deported from Canada for Frauds on Canadian Seniors

In December 2020, the Immigration Appeal Division of the Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada published its decision in the matter of Vishisht and Canada (Minister of Public Safety). The hearing took place in February 2020. The Judgment was issued in March 2020. The reason for the delay in publishing this decision is unknown.

Five charged in alleged large-scale immigration fraud scheme by CBSA

Vancouver (November 27, 2020) – The Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) announced that they laid fraud and forgery related charges against five people in connection with an alleged large-scale immigration fraud scheme. The agency’s so-called Project Husky determined...

Mother and daughter arrested in connection with Lester-B.-Pearson School Board fraud

Montréal (November 23, 2020) – Quebec’s anti-corruption unit (UPAC) charged two former employees of the Lester-B.-Pearson School Board, Caroline and Christina Mastantuono, with fraud, forgery, and breach of trust. The alleged scheme took place between 2014 and 2016 at...

Winnipeg man sentenced for immigration fraud

Winnipeg (August 24, 2020) – Winnipeg Provincial Court handed down the sentence on August 21 for Vladimir Bibilov in an immigration fraud case. The court found that the Winnipeg man acted as an unauthorized immigration consultant and fraudulently collected fees from...

Charges laid regarding various immigration fraud cases

Winnipeg (July 15, 2020) – Authorities laid multiple charges in connection with separate immigration fraud cases. The suspects allegedly were taking advantage of immigrants for financial gain. The Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) charged two men, Chinenye (Victor)...

Three people from Ottawa allegedly wrangled $500K in immigration scheme

Ottawa (February 25, 2020) – The Ottawa police arrested (David) Kwok Fai Kwan, (Alice) Pui-Yan Kwan, and (Raymond) Kwok Wing Kwand for allegedly wrangle more than half a million in an immigration scheme. On February 14, the two men and the woman from Ottawa have been...

Brampton man charged for immigration fraud

Brampton (January 28, 2020) – The Peel police arrested Artem Djukic, a registered immigration consultant in Mississauga, for immigration fraud on January 22. Between November 2006 and February 2019, he allegedly agreed to process immigration services for several...

CBSA laid charges in Saskatchewan immigration scheme

Regina (January 23, 2020) – The Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) charged Gurpreet Singh for his alleged involvement in a fraudulent Saskatchewan immigration scheme. Singh is accused of exploiting work permit exemptions by falsifying job offer letters and selling...

Former immigration consultant involved in passport fraud sentenced to 20 months in prison

Vancouver (August 12, 2019) – Xiao Feng ‘Heki’ He has been sentenced to 20 months in prison for playing a key role in B.C.’s largest immigration fraud according to the Canadian Border Services Agency (CBAS). Additionally, the B.C. provincial court ordered a fine of...

Immigration Fraud

Immigrant Vivek Vishisht of India Deported from Canada for Frauds on Canadian Seniors

Immigrant Vivek Vishisht of India Deported from Canada for Frauds on Canadian Seniors

In December 2020, the Immigration Appeal Division of the Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada published its decision in the matter of Vishisht and Canada (Minister of Public Safety). The hearing took place in February 2020. The Judgment was issued in March 2020. The reason for the delay in publishing this decision is unknown.

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