By Rob Kidd, The Courier-Mail. INTERNATIONAL students are being targeted by scammers impersonating immigration officers in order to steal "thousands of dollars" in cash.
Students have received "fine notices" demanding payment of thousands of dollars for alleged breaches of visa conditions, the Department of Immigration and Citizenship warned today.
The scammers are targeting overseas students who have limited working rights as part of their visa conditions, the department said.
A department spokesman said it was a well-organised ruse to con visa holders into transferring a purported "penalty payment" offshore, when none is needed. Read more...