Education and Vigilance are Crucial to a Safe Immigration System
The best way to arm yourself against fraud, immigration or otherwise, is to notify those who are qualified to stamp it out
Immigration and citizenship fraud, telephone and email scams seeking personal or financial information, and human trafficking are pervasive issues within the Canadian immigration landscape. Fortunately, there a numerous ways to combat them.
To report suspicious activity at the Canadian border, a fraudulent immigration application, or someone wanted on an immigration warrant, call the Canada Border Services Agency Border Watch Toll-Free Line at 1-888-502-9060. Similarly, report to Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada anyone who has misled officials regarding their Canadian status or immigration application, by email, phone, or at your nearest office.
If you’ve been targeted by scammers seeking financial or personal information from you, call the Royal Canadian Mounted Police Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre immediately. To anonymously report an incident related to human trafficking, call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).
The path toward a safe and crime-free immigration system begins with education and vigilance on the public’s part. Once you become aware of illegal activity, immediately contact those most qualified to stamp it out.