The world of immigration attracts all sorts of people, some who really want to offer a high quality service to clients, and others who just want to make quick money. If something does not seem right to you, ask more questions, take reasonable measures to make sure you are dealing with honest people. Please note that due to strict confidentiality rules about immigration services in Canada, consultants and lawyers cannot give references from actual clients.
How to avoid immigration fraud?
Here is some basic advice which should give you higher chances of avoiding fraudulous companies or individual:
- Always verify if the the person you are dealing with is included in the company’s website.
- Be careful with companies who do not list their address or their staff.
- If any contracts is sent to you without the name of a representative from the company, or that person’s name is NOT on their website, please do not sign it and find another company or person.
- When dealing with a consultant in Canadian immigration, make sure to verify his/her belonging to the ICCRC (Immigration Consultant of Canada Regulatory Council) by checking their name on this website: ICCRC Website If your consultant is not there, it means he/she is not legally offering immigration services.