Warning on US Embassy Website

by admin on October 17, 2017

According to Cambodia Daily, US officials have expressed con­cern that agencies are en­couraging Cambodians to commit fraud in or­der to apply for American visas.

Travel agents, visa facilitators and organized fraud rings are convincing Cambodian citizens to use counterfeited documents, such as fake bank statements, for their applications, according to US government officials.

Clay Adler, regional fraud prevention manager based at the US Embassy in Bangkok, said that these documents are often not required, but can result in an applicant being banned from the US for life.

The US Embassy in Cambodia issues a warning to visa brokers in the country.

“Please note that the Consular Section does not deal with visa brokers.  Anyone who claims they can guarantee visa issuance or expedite visa processing is lying.  The Consular Section treats allegations of fraud or malfeasance in visa processing very seriously.  If you have specific information about an incidence of fraud or malfeasance, please contact our office by sending an email to: visasphp@state.gov.”

If you are ever in doubt of whether you are in the presence of a visa broker as opposed to a real lawyer, watch for the following telltale signs:

  1. You find yourself unconsciously checking if your wallet is still in your pants pocket.
  2. After shaking his hand, you feel like going to the restroom to wash up
  3. You get the feeling that you will be offered a good deal on a pre-owned vehicle.

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