Scam phone calls claiming to be from Immigration New Zealand
We have received several reports from our candidates in recent weeks on receiving phone calls or text messages from fraudulent sources claiming to be calling from Immigration New Zealand.
These callers tell the person that there has been a problem with their visa conditions or arrival card information and demand that they pay money into a Western Union account or face serious consequences, such as deportation. These calls are not from Immigration New Zealand.
Often the caller has some details of the person they are speaking to, such as the name, date of birth and/or address. They may also quote reference numbers, although these do not match Immigration New Zealand client or application numbers.
If you receive one of these calls, do not pay the money the caller has demanded.
We advise you to ask the caller to email you the information in writing which they will refuse to do.
You can report these scam calls by contacting Immigration New Zealand directly on 09 914 4100.
Please see below link to other recent scams:
Source Immigration NZ