Beware of Fraud
We advise anyone interested in immigration to be careful with whom they trust. Dishonest people propose false immigration opportunities to Canada. They will often pretend to represent companies, government organizations or immigration consultants. They often use false documents to lure their victims. Please be very careful. As with most things in life, if it seems too good to be true, it is probably a scam.
You should verify that the person that is handling your file is a Regulated Immigration Consultant and that he/she is a member of the following organizations:
- Immigration Consultants of Canada Regulatory Council, or simply ICCRC. See the website of the ICCRC. You can search for a registered immigration consultant in the ICCRC registry (see registry).
- Registre Québeçois des Consultants en Immigration. This registry is administered by the Quebec Immigration Ministry (see the registry).
- Michel Beaubien (President of our firm) and Jean-Daniel Beaubien (Vice-President of our firm) are both members of these two organizations. See the details here.
- If you have doubts, call the person or organization in Canada. You can also ask a parent or friend in Canada to verify the existence and credibility of the person with whom you are dealing.
- Beware of people who use free email systems to contact you, like Yahoo, Gmail, Hotmail, Outlook.com, etc.
- Beware of people who ask you to transfer money in a country other than Canada via a money transfer agency.
- Use known search engines (Google, Yahoo, Bing, etc.) in order to find more information on the person or firm with whom you are dealing with. Beware if you do not find any reliable information.
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