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  1. France Expat Forum for Expats Living in France
    I have been the victim of identity theft and fraud in France. The basic overview is thus: My partner and I bought a house in Limoux in October 2015, and subsequently opened a bank account at Bank X. The on-line banking app is not offered in English. As a result, the on-line ‘service’ that...
  2. France Expat Forum for Expats Living in France
    I've just realised my account has been hacked and has been used for several payments amounting to 500+ euro. It has been happening since I paid via chip and pin for pizza (dominos) last week, and I've noticed many payments go out of my bank account to companies such as 'deliveroo'. I have no...
  3. Articles: Americas
    Expats and immigrants in Canada are being warned by officials of a new scam where fraudsters are calling people on the telephone claiming to be Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) officers. The scammers say they are calling to collect additional personal information and/or to seek payment...
  4. Articles: Americas
    Expats in the United States needing help with immigration matters are being urged to be on the lookout for scams as a new initiative is launched to combat scams. Not all migrant services are legitimate, with many who advertise being unauthorised practitioners. While they mean well, all too many...
  5. Articles: Americas
    Immigration and citizenship officials in Canada are warning of a particularly nasty national telephone scam where the callers threaten people with arrest and deportation. The callers claim to be from officers from Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) and say they are calling to collect...
  6. Articles: Europe
    People looking to immigrate to Britain are being advised to make sure they do not fall prey to bogus advisers, especially those making visa and permit applications on their behalf. The warning comes after a Moldovian citizen, Tatiana Balan, aged 36 years, living in London pleaded guilty at City...
  7. Articles: Americas
    People from the Philippines looking for jobs in Canada are being warned about the activities of an immigration consultancy firm offering employment. The alleged activities of the consultancy GoWest Jobs are being investigated after an immigration official in the Canadian province of...
  8. USA Expat Forum for Expats Living in the USA
    In 2013, I gave $3000 to a USA company. The company assured me that I would get H1B in 2013 but in last week of May, I was verbally informed that my H1B application was not accepted (although they didn't share any refusal document with me). In 2014, as per their promise, they again submitted...
  9. Articles: Americas
    US authorities are emphasising that they will not hesitate to crack down on visa fraud and anyone found to be involved will be taken to court with risk of a prison sentence. Officials have released details of some recent cases to show that individuals, businesses and people smugglers will not...
  10. Dubai Expat Forum for Expats Living in Dubai
    I have been living in Dubai for about 2.5 years, and from the many stories relating to Check bouncing , I have had this 'faith' in the sanctity of cheques in Dubai. So, naturally, I confidently accepted a cheque for my car, which I was selling. It bounced, and I am 91,000 AED in the red. I've...
  11. Dubai Expat Forum for Expats Living in Dubai
    Hi , Please help me on follow issue. I have applied for many job through different websites. Today I have received following email. Following is text. From :azizraknocoilsatratelivedotcom Congratulations over your success!!! This is an affirmation that your experience and qualifications were...
  12. UAE Expat Forum for Expats Living in the UAE
    Hi Everyone, My husband was living in Dubai for almost 8 years and I was living in Dubai for 4 1/2 years. In August 2012, we moved permanently from Dubai to Brisbane. We used a relocation company called Kites Relocation to ship all our personal items (furniture, clothing, kitchen items, etc.)...
  13. Articles: Americas
    The Government of Canada is cracking down on citizenship fraud and has opened a tip line where cases can be reported, Citizenship and Immigration minister Jason Kenney has announced. The line is provided via the Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) Call Centre where tips on suspected...
  14. Articles: Americas
    The Government of Canada is cracking down on people who obtain citizenship by fraudulent means. A new process to revoke the citizenship of up to 1,800 citizens has been announced by Citizenship, Immigration and Multiculturalism Minister Jason Kenney. ‘Canadian citizenship is not for sale...
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    had an email from a friend in NZ yesterday, Saturday evening he received one of these calls, so he put his young daughter on the line, she sat there saying 'speak up I can't hear you' for several minutes till the Indian caller finally gave up. Not so funny for the many people who have been...
  16. Spain Expat Forum for Expats Living in Spain
    The original posts here Fraudulent use of UK Address in Spain and Timeshare scam revealed using Courier Service to Spain reveal how a team of fraudsters are systematically targeting elderly and vulnerable people in the UK, often just after a bereavement, to sell them non-existent timeshare...
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