March 23, 2012

FRAUD: Recognize It. Report It. Stop It.

Avoid Becoming a Victim of Immigration Fraud, Warn Citizenship and Immigration Canada and Competition Bureau. Read news release here.
Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) and the Competition Bureau are joining together during Fraud Prevention Month to warn potential immigrants to be wary of websites claiming to be, or to be affiliated with, official Government of Canada websites.
Gateway to Canada supports CIC's campaign against immigration fraud.

FRAUD: Recognize It. Report It. Stop It.
The following are pieces of advice from CIC and the Competition Bureau on how to avoid becoming a victim of immigration fraud:

  • Be wary of websites advertised in unsolicited emails from strangers and do not give out personal information unless you know who you are dealing with.

  • Before hiring an immigration representative, do your homework: ask for a referral from someone you trust, check their credentials, and discuss the services they will offer. For information on how to choose an immigration representative, you may visit CIC’s website at

  • There is no “immigration consultant” website that is part of, or affiliated with, the Government of Canada. If you are suspicious about a website, do a Web search to see if anyone has reported any problems with that site.

  • Do not pay for offers of guaranteed entry into Canada or faster processing of your application. These claims are false.

  • We at Gateway to Canada are helping in exposing fruads and online scams. With nore than two decades now in the industry, we have already sent thousands of clients to Canada.