Melfort RCMP want to warn people about an immigration scam which is making its rounds. A consumer receives a call on their home phone where they are identified by name. The caller claims to be with Immigration, refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) which is formerly Citizenship and Immigration Canada. The caller advises the victim that they have failed to complete or register immigration documents and if the consumer does not pay fees immediately they will face deportation, loss of citizenship and passport. The caller will then tell the victim that this must be acted upon immediately and they are not to tell anyone. Citizenship and Immigration Canada never telephones individuals for the purpose of collecting money, or a payment, via telephone.
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Marina Burghard writes for Canadian Fraud News about fraud-related cases, whistleblower, jurisdiction, identity theft, consumer protection, etc. – essentially about scams and how to protect yourself against this kind of fraudulent criminal behavior. She holds a Master’s degree in Political Science where her interest in criminology grew. Besides fraud, Marina’s scientific interest lies in terrorism, extremism and how to deal with it as a society.