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 being 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”. 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’. Such agencies would never contact individuals in this way. Click HERE for more information.
If you receive any suspicious messages, contact QUIC and we will be happy to help you understand the situation.
Email the International Student Advisor: firstname.lastname@example.org