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Con men preying on students from China

posted Jan 13, 2011, 4:31 PM by Milorad Borota   [ updated Jan 13, 2011, 4:37 PM ]
By TOM GODFREY, Toronto Sun
Last Updated: August 21, 2010 4:58pm
Students from China are being fleeced by crooks who take their money and then set them up to be deported from Canada, Toronto Police and immigration officials say.
Failed refugee claimant Feng Pan, 24, ended up in jail after dishing out $18,000 to two men linked to a Chinese-language immigration help website for York University students, her counsel said.
The men say they have “government connections”, Pan said.
Student immigration scam investigated
By TOM GODFREY, Toronto Sun
Last Updated: October 14, 2010 5:00pm
An immigration scam targeting Chinese foreign students who are seeking online help with their visas is under investigation, Toronto Police said Thursday.
Those conducting the scam claim to be helping the victims who were in Canada illegally, said immigration consultant Roy Kellogg.
In two known cases the suspects failed to do work on the cases and called immigration officers to have the students arrested for removal on warrants, he said.