Warning of recent immigration telephone scams

We have recently been made aware of telephone scams which are targeting migrants for money.

There has been a widespread scam where criminals have been posing as legitimate authorities or organisations (such as the Home Office) and contacting migrants to threaten them with a non-existent immigration issue and demand money as a 'fine' or as payment. In many cases it is claimed that the migrant has entered the UK illegally and/or will be deported or have their leave cancelled if the money is not paid.

These fraudulent calls have some common ground which should be noted to protect yourself and others from such scams:

If you have received such a telephone call or been contacted with similar demands you may wish to report the matter online to the Police at Action Fraud.