SCAM ALERT: Beware of this Fake Citizenship Scam in Mississauga


Published September 21, 2016 at 1:44 pm


If you’re a non-status immigrant seeking Canadian citizenship, you should beware of scams that promise to deliver it for a fee.

Peel Regional Police are warning the public not to fall for scams from people who claim to be with the Canadian government, and who claim that they can secure your Canadian status in exchange for a money transfer.

According to police, government agencies (as well as reputable businesses) will never ask you for personal information over the phone. That personal information includes your date of birth, your social insurance number, your work location, your credit card or banking information, and any of your passwords.

If you have been a victim of this scam or any other sort of fraud, contact police as soon as possible. You can call their Fraud Bureau at 905-453-2121 (ext. 3335).

(Photo from Peel Regional Police Twitter.)

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