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Protecting Yourself Against Immigration Fraud.

Unfortunately the modern fact of life is that individuals are often subject to fraud including identity fraud. Was going associates as leading immigration lawyers are best placed to give advice on how to avoid particular types of fraud in our sector, namely immigration fraud.

Westkin associates immigration fraud

The most important thing to remember is that if you have ever received an email that seemed to be too good to be true, it probably is.

Westkin fraud examples – what we have seen

The most common type of fraud that we see how it’s going associates, his way unscrupulous persons contact a white number of individuals in a country known for immigration to other countries, such as the Philippines or Jamaica and pose as a legitimate immigration agency, such as Westkin.

The scam then requests that individual pay a fee to have her Visa processed because they have been preselected to obtain a job in the United Kingdom.

Westkin – scams through email

These scams often use legitimate sounding or similar sounding email addresses to reputable companies like Westkin and often take logos and images from company websites to add to the impression that the email is from a genuine source.

In fact Westkin associates are aware of fraudsters even trolling immigration websites to find the names of lawyers so that when the unsuspecting victim seeks to doublecheck who the person who sent them the email is, they find confirmation of the individual on the website of the legitimate company.

If you have received such an email, then you should always contact the main website of the agency to confirm the genuineness of the email. This should be done before you engage in any conversation with individual sent you the email and certainly before sending them any of your personal information or any funds for processing fees.

Westkin associates scandal around diversity lottery’s.

Certain countries like the United States of America also operate various lottery is to distribute green cards to individuals. One of these is the diversity lottery. This program has been prayed upon by unscrupulous fraudsters for many years.

The scandal tends to unfold like this: an individual is emailed all telephoned and they are informed that they have been awarded a Visa or green card based upon the diversity lottery. This of course is a logic that must be applied for, but often the photos are able to persuade the individual that they will automatically enrolled in the lottery because of their background.

If he is then requested in advance to process the application which should be automatically granted and then the first is a not heard from again, they have paid upon the design of the individual to better their lies I going to United States but have been scammed.

If you have think you have been scammed or are the subject of a email scandal of any kind either contact your local authorities or contact agency in question to verify the details that you have received.

Westkin Associates

5th Floor, Maddox House,
1 Maddox Street
United Kingdom
0207 118 4546

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