Former Edmonton MLA Carl Benito facing suspension of immigration consultant licence

Aug. 29, 2018 ( Courtesy of CBC.ca )  - The regulatory council for Canadian immigration consultants is moving to suspend the licence of former Edmonton MLA Carl Benito, following a CBC News report that revealed Benito is the target of an immigration-fraud...

Charlottetown siblings face multiple charges of immigration fraud

May 9 2018 (Courtesy of CBC.ca)Two Charlottetown siblings have been charged with helping foreign nationals obtain permanent residency status by providing false information on their immigration papers. Ping Zhong, 60, is charged with three counts of aiding and abetting...

Police warn of ongoing ‘immigration scam’ in London

April 11,2018 (Courtesy of CTV.ca)London police are warning the public of an ongoing immigration scam in the city and throughout southwestern Ontario. Individuals receive a telephone call from someone claiming to be an employee of Immigration Canada. Citizens are...

Canadians continue to be fooled by website that mimics government agency

Paying hundreds of dollars, Canadians share personal and passport information with online companies March 27, 2018 (Courtesy Of CBC.ca) -  More than a year after CBC Toronto wrote about a website that has Canadians sharing personal information, passports and credit...

Burlington man charged with defrauding Syrian refugees in Qatar

Police say they found 8 victim families who had sent funds to the man totaling more than $200,000 March 15, 2018 (courtesy of The Canadian Press) -  A 49-year-old Burlington man is facing fraud and money laundering charges on allegations he promised Syrian refugees...

Federal Court asked to spare former clients of immigration consultant fraudster

Xun “Sunny” Wang was convicted of immigration fraud in 2015. Now some of his clients are at risk of removal from Canada.   March 12, 2018 (courtesy of thestar.com) -  Former clients of an unlicensed consultant convicted in one of Canada’s biggest immigration scams...

Thunder Bay police warn of immigration fraud scam after a series of complaints

Thunder Bay police are warning the public about a sophisticated case of fraud targeting immigrants to Canada. In a release issued on Wednesday, police say a complainant reported a pair of simultaneous calls from people purporting to be a Canadian immigration agent and...

‘You’ll get a dead body’: Father was ‘distraught’ over international student’s fake kidnapping

For three days last fall, Mike Zhang didn't know if his daughter, Juanwen, was dead or alive. At home in China's Xinjiang province, the businessman could not reach the 20-year-old student who was studying economics at the University of Toronto. Her phone was off and...

Scam victim prompts fraud warning from Chatham-Kent police

Chatham-Kent police are warning the public about a fraud scheme after a Chatham woman was scammed for $1,850. Police said the woman received several calls on Tuesday afternoon, including one claiming to be from Immigration Canada and claiming to be from a local police...

Wealthy ‘ghost immigrants’ using empty homes to claim citizenship: tax expert

Some foreign investors, particularly those from China, are taking advantage of Canadian loopholes to become ghost immigrants, according to David Lesperance, a tax and immigration consultant with Lesperance & Associates. Lesperance cites one recent judge’s decision...

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