How to Recognize Fake Canadian Immigration Websites

Fraud immigration agencies are always on the lookout to scam foreigners coming to Canada.

They act as a legitimate website and offer assistance or citizenship services. But, under the guise, they rob people off of their hard-earned money.

So, it is very crucial to steer away from fake Canadian immigration websites and always seek help from genuine consultants. However, fake Canadian immigration websites have become creative in their ways of scamming.

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To Safeguard Your Money and Private Information, Here are the Tell-Tale Signs that an Immigration Website is Fake:

Paying to Access Forms and Applications

The IRCC (Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada) has offered free accessibility to forms and guides. It only charges fees when it needs to process your application. Only immigration scams websites ask for money to access forms and guides.

Provide Personal Information and Make a Deposit

Fake Canadian immigration websites ask for financial and personal information while telling clients to deposit a certain amount before starting the application process.

Guarantee of a Canadian Visa and High Paying Jobs

Fake Canadian immigration websites have particular ‘too good to be true’ offers and deals. They claim to process your application faster, have a 100 percent guarantee of your visa, and job offers in exchange for a fee.

Strange Email Address

Fake Canadian immigration websites can have an email address that looks like the official Government of Canada site. But it only has one language available and lacks the URL or a URL that ends with

No Padlock

Secure websites have a padlock icon that appears on the upper left-hand corner of your screen. When you enter sensitive information with a site that does not have a padlock, the hacker can steal your data.

Choose RCIC-Approved Agencies 

A reputable Canadian immigration website does not offer services without a registered RCIC. RCIC (Regulated Canadian Immigration Consultant) is a legally authorized body governed by the Canadian government.

It is essential to choose an RCIC registered consultant as they are professional in dealing with immigration. They evaluate your profile, offer advice and even represent you in front of immigration authorities, making the entire immigration process hassle-free.

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