Beware! New Immigration Scam

Beware! New Immigration Scam

There are many more scams out there, the important thing is to trust your ‘gut feeling’ if something feels ‘too good to be true’ or if you are uneasy for any reason, rather take the time to check out the situation than to fall in the trap of these ruthless scammers. Please feel free to contact BIC to check things out for you.

Beware! New Immigration Scam

The consultants at Breytenbachs Immigration Consultants Ltd (BIC) hear heart-breaking stories on a frequent basis of people who have fallen victim of immigration scams. This past week BIC has been made aware by the Immigration Law Practitioner’s Association (ILPA) of a new immigration scam that is rearing its ugly head. BIC subsequently want to make readers aware of this new scam.

Persons are being called by individuals, who claim to be calling from the UK Home Office. They can provide the person being called with their passport numbers, visa numbers and various other personal details. The supposed ‘UK Home Office official’ then inform the person that he/she is being investigated and then request a large amount of money in order ‘to look into this’.

The suspicion is that there is a possible breach of security at the UK Post Office. This suspicion arises from the fact that the information being reiterated by the scammers are the same information persons have to provide the Post Office, to pick up their Biometric Residence Permits (BRPs). The UK Home Office has been made aware of this situation.

BIC would like to impress on readers that they must under no circumstances cave in under any pressure to provide any person or organisation with monies. If in doubt, please contact your BIC consultant to look into the matter.

Keep in mind that these scammers are unscrupulous and hardened criminals, and the calls might appear to be very genuine and convincing, urging you to pay monies to avoid deportation, etc. Do not make any payments, and under no circumstances provide your bank account or card details. or


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