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Scammers demanding cash for dealing with immigration cases on prowl

UKBA warns against bogus lawyers

15th June 2011: Look before you pay. Scammers demanding cash for dealing with immigration cases are on the prowl.
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In fact, the UK Border Agency has warned “people not to be taken in by scammers demanding cash in return for dealing with immigration cases”.

The warning follows a report of an individual posing as a UK Border Agency officer and visiting a pensioner’s home to ask for £1,350 to process his partner’s visa.

The UKBA claimed the allegation is being investigated by its security unit.

Director of Visa Services at the UK Border Agency Jonathan Nancekivell-Smith said:  ‘UK Border Agency officers do not visit homes to collect cash payments and we have referred these allegations to our security team.

‘Anyone who is approached in this way should contact the police.

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