The Peel Regional Police Fraud Bureau is warning residents of an ongoing “travel document scam” within the local Chinese community.
The scam involves advertisements for fraudulent services being placed in local Chinese newspapers advertising for visitor visas, work permits and immigration documents to foreign residents.
The victim’s contact the fraudulent companies via an advertisement in the newspapers and is then assured that the company will assist with their travel needs, including air plane tickets, travel documents and Canadian work visas for loved ones living in China.
The victim is then asked to provide cash for a deposit to secure the documents and can often be instructed to provide several different deposits to assist with the process. The culprits behind the scam will often provide fraudulent identification and documents to have the victim believe in the scam.
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