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IRCC Newcomer Survey Email - Is this a Scam?

IRCC Newcomer Survey Email - Is this a Scam?

Old Aug 28th 2019, 4:55 pm
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Hi

I have received a couple of emails that are correctly addressed to my correct full name asking me to participate in a newcomer survey for the IRCC on my settlement experiences in Canada. Email title is IRCC Newcomer Survey N. The website link is to voxco.com which is a survey website.

It went to an account that receives a lot of spam so I wanted to check if anyone else has received anything similar and whether it is legit or not?

Apologies if this has been asked before - I did a search and nothing came up.

thanks
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Old Aug 28th 2019, 5:06 pm
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Looks legit https://www.canada.ca/en/immigration...newcomers.html
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I have reported it as spam. I thought Immigration was the same as tax and bank peeps...if they want to contact you they will do so by snail mail...and not by email or phone.

Someone from Capital One (Costco card) phoned and asked for some personal details. I called the number on the back of my card, as it turned out it was legit, but I immediately told them to close the account. I don’t wish to be associated with a company that do biz like that.



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Looks legit but it was quicker to report it as spam. Serves them right.

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Old Aug 28th 2019, 6:27 pm
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Originally Posted by jaminsk1 View Post
Hi

I have received a couple of emails that are correctly addressed to my correct full name asking me to participate in a newcomer survey for the IRCC on my settlement experiences in Canada. Email title is IRCC Newcomer Survey N. The website link is to voxco.com which is a survey website.

It went to an account that receives a lot of spam so I wanted to check if anyone else has received anything similar and whether it is legit or not?

Apologies if this has been asked before - I did a search and nothing came up.

thanks
I’ve had these before. I got rid of them but they are legitimate.

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Old Aug 28th 2019, 6:41 pm
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I have reported it as spam. I thought Immigration was the same as tax and bank peeps...if they want to contact you they will do so by snail mail...and not by email or phone.

Someone from Capital One (Costco card) phoned and asked for some personal details. I called the number on the back of my card, as it turned out it was legit, but I immediately told them to close the account. I don’t wish to be associated with a company that do biz like that.





Looks legit but it was quicker to report it as spam. Serves them right.
Depends. Certainly over here in Aus everything from Immigration comes by email and phone now. Trying to get a bit of paper out of them is nigh on impossible!
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I have had these repeatedly over the last 3.5 years we’ve been here. I just delete them
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