Migration Lawyers Melbourne · Immigration Scams · To check that To Legal is a law firm, we provide links to the Legal Services Board website.
Undoubtedly, the Internet and modern technology are wonderful things and have no doubt changed our lives for the better in most cases. Specifically, it allows friends and family members to communicate across international borders and for businesses to operate more effectively and efficiently. However, unfortunately, it is exposed to fraud and scams, which includes immigration scams.
Therefore, to promote transparency and openness, we believe that all our potential clients (in particular overseas clients) should be able to independently check that our principal, Jay To is an Australian Lawyer (click to check)
Undeniably, scams and fraud come in different shapes and sizes and occurs in different sectors, which include the Australian immigration sector. Evidently, this can be seen in the media:
- ‘We paid you $35,000 and we got nothing’: Migration business investigated for alleged visa rip-off
- Indian migration firm charged over $4 million Australian visa fraud
- Migration agent barred for five years over fraudulent conduct
- ‘Pay $6,000 or immediately leave Australia’ – Migrant duped in phone scam
- International students lose thousands of dollars in alleged visa fraud
- Ripped off and kicked out: Immigrants rorted by dodgy migration agents
- Foreign Students Allegedly Scammed By Education Agency
- Singh Jailed for Running Visa Scam
- Businessman jailed on Fraud Charges Fake Visa
- Fake immigration agent avoids jail
- Immigration Audits Reveal Large Scale Visa Fraud
To minimise the risk of being a potential victim of a fraud or scam, we encourage visitors to ‘Migration Agent Melbourne’ to look for ‘Warning Signals‘ such as where a business:
- has no address
- has no phone number
- does not show its Migration Agents Registration Number (MARN), if a registered migration agent
Remember, if it sounds too good to be true, then 99 times out of 100, it is likely to be not true.
Accordingly, for all your immigration needs, contact Migration Lawyers Melbourne for professional and trusted immigration services.