Hi guys, we're having a very interesting problem here, that may possibly constitute a serious security breach.
We received what SEEMS to be a PPR, but we are not sure if it's legit or a scam. The basis for this is the following:
My approved sponsorship e-mail said my wife's application will be sent to Manila. BUT! The PPR is coming from New Delhi.
Why it looks legit is because the PDF file contains information that is very private. It also comes with a new UCI specifically for my wife. The application # is also a match to mine. Her address is correct.
Why it may not be legit is because of the discrepancy in VO, which may lead me to believe it is a fake in the attempts of someone stealing my wife's identity to obtain passage to Canada.
What's interesting is that if you check http://www.cic.gc.ca/english/information/offices/missions/new-delhi.asp
, it says it processes only India application, not Philippines. Furthermore, the mail address the PPR is supposed to be sent is adequately correct (a mix of Office Location / Mailing Address posted on that website).
From the PPR:
Immigration Section - Service de l'Immigration
7/8 Shantipath, Chanakyapuri PO Box 5209 New Delhi 110021 India www.india.gc.ca
Which is a mix of Office Location / Mailing Address from http://www.cic.gc.ca/english/information/offices/missions/new-delhi.asp
What I also find fishy is the following:In order to expedite the processing of your application
, we are requesting that you provide the
following as soon as possible:
• Payment of your Right of Permanent Resident Fee (landing fee) to our office in
Mississauga by your sponsor in Canada, if not already paid.
• Submission of police clearance certificates for time spent in any country for a period
of 6 months or more, if not already submitted.
• Submission of original passport along with any old expired passports for you and your
accompanying family members. The picture in the passport for a child under 6 years
of age must have been taken within the last 3 years. The picture in the passport for a
child between the ages of 7 and 18 must have been taken within the last 5 years.
The bolded section sounds like a request for money/bribery, I'm not sure why a government organization would speak like that.
Furthermore, bullet #1 asks for more money. I thought I paid everything already ($1,040.00). Where do I check if I paid that already or not?
Bullet #2, we already submitted that with her application. Any reason why they are very very very insistent on that?
I guess bullet #3 is the actual PPR.
Now pay attention to the following line. EXTREMELY IMPORTANT (from the PDF file):Passports can not be returned to addresses outside of India, Nepal and Bhutan.
Sooooo......... Send the passport to never see it again? What kind of extortion is this?