UKBA scammers try to sqeeze money from immigrants

Scammers try to fool people by making them believe they were employees of the UK Border Agency. To settle an issue concerning the legal status of the the immigrants are told to pay a fine via credit card or Western Union payment.
By: tellows.co.uk
 
Aug. 9, 2012 - PRLog -- At the moment there is a new scam going through the UK that especially affects foreign students (mostly from India). There are two telephone numbers on Tellows connected to this case:

01142072892
02032398294

The caller pretends to be an employee of the UKBA (United Kingdom Border Agency). All calls show the same structure. The fraudster will tell you that there is a problem with your immigration status or your visa and that you'll have to pay a fine. You'll be advised to give him your credit card / debit card details or directly make a Western Union payment to settle the issue as easy as possible to prevent further steps taken by the UKBA. To convince you of his authenticity the dubious employee may tell you some personal information about yourself like your passport number or your telephone number. One victim even reported Tellows that he was called concerning one of his relatives. If you refuse to cooperate the caller will most probably try to put pressure on you with deportation threats and other tricks.

Tellows provides some simple tips that you can rely on:
-do never ever tell someone your credit card details during a cold call.
-nor give any other personal information like your name or address.
-instead ask the fraudster for his name, job title and telephone number.
-note down the telephone number and report it on http://www.tellows.co.uk.

Sources:
www.ljmu.ac.uk/NewsUpdate/index_124039.htm
www.ukcisa.org.uk/student/
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