Friday, May 27, 2011

Free Canadian Visa | Internet Scam Alert



So you filed an application, you were promised a 6-12 months processing by Citizenship and Immigration Canada. In the middle of the process, you were told that it may take up to years more to process your application.

And then suddenly, you received an e-mail message from noreply@cic.gc.ca advising you that you have been selected for a free Canadian visa. Should you be happy?

No. It's just one of those Internet Scam.

Here's an Internet Scam Alert from Citizenship and Immigration Canada:

Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) has been advised of an Internet visa scam that involves a convincing copy of the CIC website. An e-mail message (noreply@cic.gc.ca) advises recipients that: “they have been selected for a free Canadian visa” and it includes a link to a fraudulent website: http://aslcpanthers.com/visa.html

E-mail recipients are asked up front to provide personal information and pay an initial fee.

Beware of Internet scams and false websites. Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC)’s official website home page is www.cic.gc.ca. Remember, if even one chahttp://www.blogger.com/img/blank.gifracter is different, that means it’s a different website. All Government of Canada websites end in “.gc.ca”

DON’T BE THE VICTIM OF A SCAM. If the offer seems too good to be true, it probably is.

Do not pay for offers of guaranteed entry into Canada or faster processing of your application. These claims are false. No one can guarantee you a job or a visa to Canada.

Read more about similar scams here: Guaranteed Visas and Jobs in Canada.