Tips to Avoid Scams
Here are some helpful tips that may be useful for anyone:
Never provide personal information or transfer money (or bitcoin) because of a phone or text message. Various scams are continuously introduced around the world, often involving a fake “you need to pay tax” or “there is a lawsuit against you” or “there is an issue with your visa or your SIN”. Typically, the caller demands immediate payment, most often via email transfer, wire transfer, gift card or pre-paid credit card. Scammers often pretend they are representing an official agency such as ‘Immigration Canada’ or ‘Canada Tax Revenue Agency’. Service Canada or any other Government agencies would never contact clients in this way and request sums of money be paid. Click HERE for more information.
If you receive any suspicious messages, please contact the QUIC International Student Advisor, and we will be happy to help you understand the situation.
The International Student Advisor can be reached at ISA@queensu.ca or by phone at 613.533.2604.