14 November 2023 at 11:30 am

Beware of phone scam targeting visa holders in New Zealand

Immigration New Zealand has shared an update about a phone scam targeting visa holders in New Zealand. 

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The scam states the call is coming from 'The Immigration Bureau' saying there is a 'serious problem with your visa'. The call then prompts recipients to press different numbers for English or Chinese services. 

Please be aware that this is not a genuine call from Immigration New Zealand. 

If you or someone you know receives this call, do not engage any further and hang up the call.  

New Zealand visa holders – including international students – receiving this call and needing reassurance on their current visa situation can call Immigration New Zealand’s Service Centre to discuss any visa matters directly. 

Read this article to learn what to do if you, or someone you know are targeted by this phone scam. 

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