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Scam phone calls claiming to be from Immigration New Zealand/Immigration News

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

We have become aware that some people in New Zealand have been phoned from callers who fraudulently claim to be calling from Immigration New Zealand.

These callers tell the person that there has been a problem with their visa or arrival card information and demand that they pay money into a Western Union account or face serious consequences, such as deportation. These calls are not from Immigration New Zealand.

These calls seem to be targeting people from India.  Often the caller has some details of the person they are speaking to, such as the name, date of birth and/or address. They may also quote reference numbers, although these do not appear to match Immigration New Zealand client or application numbers.

 

If you receive one of these calls, do not pay the money the caller has demanded.  We advise you to contact the New Zealand Police to report the call.

Reference : www.immigration.govt.nz

 

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