Hi, I believe I am a victim of a serious immigration fraud. The perpertrators of this scam are now using a lawyer to coerce $15,000 out of me - The amount they paid my ex partner to illegaly complete their papers and create a job so as this inexperienced applicant would be selected to apply for residence. They have lodged a complaint with the Immigration Advisers Authority saying that I never produced a contract or receipts and that I overcharged them. I think they are using the IAA (similar to your Law Society) to try to get their "investment" back. I don't think they realise that the "evidence" they came up with (deposit slips) and the copies of email correspondence with the IAA and a copy of the EOI shows that everything goes back to my ex-partner. They even admit to IAA that my ex went to their home to pick up $3,000. I can't believe that their lawyer could be so naive and suspect that he must know what's really going on. I don't even know these people and have never received a penny from them. What should I do? I think the Samoan paper (I know the editor) would be interested as they have already published things about my ex. Maybe I should wait until the case is over before I speak with them?
I have drafted my response as to what I believe to be the real sequence of events. All contact details and transactions lead to my ex. Contact details in the EOI, company offering job (companies house - now struck off)and bank deposits to one of her AKAs
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You may need to consult a lawyer yourself, because if they are trying to complain about you to the IAA, then you need to be careful about the response. If your ex partner was the one resposible for the problems then you should tell the lawyer making the complaint. Tell them you are yourself the victim of a fraud and that you never got money and never met the people. The publicity may also help and refocus them on to the person responsible.
There is no record of any money coming to me...just my ex partner. Problem is that I am fairly sure that they all knew what was going on. Once INZ know what's happened they will probably all get their residences revoked - including my ex.
I am not sure what I can suggest further except to share the information you have have about this matter. That is, assuming you want others involved or you think this will get them off your back. You do need to be careful in case you get caught up in this. This is why seeing a lawyer to help may be useful
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