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Emailing People: Immigration and Messages Claim

emailing people: The messages started across Canada a couple of weeks ago, according to CBC. What we're trying to do is put the word out to newcomers that the government doesn't operate by phoning people or emailing people, said Craig Mackie, the association's executive director. The messages claim to be from the federal immigration officials and tell victims they owe money. Maritime Electric warns Islanders of text message scam Immigration surge has newcomers' association seeking more resources See if it is real' A handout the association has posted urges victims not to comply with any demands from callers claiming to be with the Immigration Review Board or RCMP, and to contact the Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre at 1-888-495-8501. Canadian Council for Refugees They can also contact the Association for Newcomers for help, Mackie said. The P.E.I. Association for Newcomers to Canada has put up this anti-fraud poster. ( As reported in the news.