Watch This: Citizenship and Immigration Canada campaign focuses on marriage fraud
March 20, 2013 | Alicia Androich | Comments
Sometimes loved ones will pull at your purse strings as much as your heart strings.
To make Canadians aware of the risks of marriage fraud, a new ad campaign from Citizenship and Immigration Canada is geared at teaching Canadians to protect themselves from it. The campaign launched on Wednesday as part of Fraud Prevention Month.
As one of the campaign’s 30-second TV spots says, “If your new love seems more interested in Canada than in you, you could be a victim of marriage fraud and left on the hook financially for three years.”
The Government of Canada, it states, is enforcing new consequences for those guilty of committing this type of fraud.
Citizenship, Immigration and Multiculturalism Minister Jason Kenney said in a release, “I have heard stories from victims across the country that have been left emotionally and financially devastated because of immigration fraud. The best way to protect oneself is to become informed.”
The campaign also includes a video that includes the stories of real victims of marriage fraud and provides information on how to protect yourself from the same fate.