Are you an immigrant looking to start a new life in New Zealand? Be aware of fraudulent visa scams! Recently, one of our Facebook followers contacted us to verify the validity and authenticity of documents he had received from someone claiming affiliation with Immigration Trust. He also provided the ID (pictured above) of the person. Unfortunately, it looks as though this person has been using our name to scam people for financial gain, offering potential immigrants false promises of gaining visas for New Zealand.
We informed the person that the visa was fake and that Immigration Trust has no affiliation with anyone overseas. Since then, several more people have approached our firm to confirm the eligibility of their visas.
In a desperate attempt to begin a new life abroad, another unsuspecting victim of visa scam was duped out of his money after being offered an enticing job opportunity in New Zealand. The victim paid approximately 500 NZD to the scammer.
Despite the seemingly genuine offer and accompanying work visa that had been provided - both were proven fraudulent upon our further investigation.
Fake Work Visa Issued by the Scammer
We were recently contacted by another individual who wanted us to verify the authenticity of his work visa. Upon checking, we discovered that the visa was, in fact, a fake document and had not been issued by INZ. The person responsible for this scam is pretending to be the New Zealand ambassador to India.
Note: To deceive people, this scammer is using a tactic where they approach individuals via Whatsapp using a phone number that seems to be from New Zealand.
Another Fake Work Visa
(Updated 12 May 2023)
Another victim reached out to us to check his visa validity which we confirmed to be fake. As per the victim, he was communicating with an agent named Ratanjeet Singh who asked for payment in the amount of 500 NZD for a work visa. He paid the amount to the scammer’s bank account mentioned below.
This person was being asked to pay around $350 "embassy fee" for this fake work visa.
Fake Section 61
Offenders have recently taken their scams to a new level, posing as legitimate providers of Section 61 cases. They are exploiting the sense of urgency that comes with such matters in order to dupe unsuspecting victims out of their money.
Another victim of this scam came forward desperately hoping to receive an answer regarding the authenticity of his Work Visa. Unfortunately, it was confirmed it was indeed a counterfeit document, and our firm was not in any way related to its issuance.
He revealed that $308 had been spent on this fraudulent visa in vain, and it was paid to the same person we mentioned above.
Check the screenshot, which mentions the scammer’s phone number, and the fake visa provided to him by the scammer.
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We would like to reiterate that Immigration Trust has no involvement or relationship with any individual or organization in India or any country overseas. To protect yourself, please beware of anyone making false claims of being part of our team. Click on the below to for tips on how to avoid getting scammed.