Fraudsters target UWaterloo in student visa scam

October 10, 2018

Investigators have discovered a cottage industry of fake student visa producers that are helping foreign nationals gain illegal entry into Canada, reports the Waterloo Region Record. The University of Waterloo has become a favourite target for the fraudsters, the Record adds. “It's unfortunate that anyone would use our well-earned reputation for this kind of thing,” said Matthew Grant, UWaterloo’s Director of Media Relations. “We're not surprised that someone might target the University of Waterloo, only because we have a really good reputation.” According to Statistics Canada, 1,195 of 317,000 student visas granted in the first half of 2018 were deemed fraudulent. Waterloo Region Record