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Better Business Bureau Warns of New Visa Scam

Visa limitations due to the novel coronavirus have given rise to a wave of scams aimed at visa-seekers.

Dark Reading Staff

August 11, 2020

1 Min Read

The Better Business Bureau is warning of a new scam targeting a vulnerable population -- those seeking work or study visas to the US during the coronavirus pandemic. The scammers, according to the BBB, promise access to a US visa in exchange for a fee. A visa, of course, never appears.

The BBB says that the scam often begins with an official-looking email or website that originates with a scam operation. In addition, the victims are frequently subject to identity theft - a crime made easier by the submission of data required by the "visa application."

According to the BBB, visa applicants should apply only through official websites and check sites for lookalike features, and be extremely wary of anyone who promises to help short-cut the normal visa process.

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