job-seekers in India and Nigeria though, remains the threat of fraud. Over
the last year, VFS Global has continually faced the issue of
scammers posing as employees or associates of the organisation
and embezzling innocent applicants.
Misusing VFS Global’s trusted name in the visa space, such
scammers lure unsuspecting aspirants with the false promise of
overseas settlement. An all-too-frequent modus operandi involves
a scammer using new software and other technology, to clone VFS
Global’s web page and mask their phone numbers, so it appears
that the call has indeed come from an official VFS Global line.
The victim is then asked to verify the number on the official
website, leading him/her to further believe the caller
The initial call is backed by fabricated job offer letters and
official looking documentation sent via email. To show
acceptance of the job offer or immigration opportunity, the
email states that the applicant will have to make an upfront
payment and share personal information to take things forward.
Most applicants unfortunately fall victim to such scams, and pay
large sums of money to the fraudsters in the hope of receiving
their visa/immigration papers.