涉嫌造假,澳移民局查抄一墨尔本华人移民中介
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澳大利亚墨尔本最大的主流媒体报纸《时代报 The Age》今天率先报道了一个重大新闻,澳大利亚移民局最近突袭了九家墨尔本的公司,这些公司向

生出售伪造的学历和工作证明,收费高达2万澳元。被圣诞节前开始搜查的公司包括一个私人培训学院,印度餐馆,图像设计工作室和商业教育顾问公司。搜查由联邦移民局和联邦警察执行的。

移民部的发言人告诉时代报记者,这些被搜查的公司涉嫌伪造学历和工作证明,以便协助留学生申请永久居留权。

搜查中的多位犯案人将被以移民欺诈罪起诉,这次搜查已经调查了长达一年之久。

被搜查的主要公司是位于Lt collins街的“鸿运国际”,老板为Gary Zhou和Jane Zhao, 移民部说该公司涉嫌无照经营移民业务,并且策划主导了一个涉及上百个来自印度和中国的海外留学生的诈骗案。移民局查抄了大量证据,包括该公司的笔记本电脑和台式电脑。

据称留学生可以从该公司用现金购买澳洲学历,涉嫌的学校包括在Flinders Lane的一家私立学校。另外,留学生可以从市区的一个印度餐馆买到900小时工作经验,北墨尔本区和南奥克来的一个图像印刷工厂,这些机构都和鸿运有关,学生没有上学和参加工作就可以买到伪造的文件。

被欺骗的留学生支付过2万澳元的学费,以及7000-2万澳元不等的额外虚假材料服务费。

在Caufiled的另外一个留学公司也在搜查名单里面,该公司的前拥有者也是上海人Gary ZHOU.

移民局发言人表示,在澳大利亚申请技工类永久居民必须提供澳大利亚学历和相关职业需要的工作经验,如果提供虚假材料就是犯有移民欺诈罪。由于很多留学生动机不良,被欺骗成为受害人后,也不敢把欺诈案捅出来。

澳大利亚移民协会MIA的发言人表示,类似的欺诈案在澳大利亚每个省会城市都很多。移民部长艾文斯表示,任何移民欺诈都不会得到容忍。

澳大利亚留学网也建议各位留学生朋友在留学移民的道路上,不要心存任何侥幸心理,不要想走捷径而不想付出汗水,否则你很容易落入一些不良代理的圈套。

Businesses raided over migration fraud

IN ONE of the largest migration scams involving international students in Melbourne, nine businesses have been raided over claims that some charged up to $20,000 for fake education certificates and work references.

In searches of city and suburban addresses just before Christmas, the nine Melbourne businesses — including a private training college, curry restaurant, graphic design studios and business and education consultants — were raided by federal immigration officers and federal police.

An Immigration Department spokesman told The Age: "It is alleged that for a fee those involved have been providing clients with fraudulent education qualifications and bogus work references to assist them in obtaining Australian permanent residence through the skilled migration program."

Several people are likely to be charged with migration fraud offences following a year-long investigation.

The main premises raided was Hong Yun International on the 12th floor of the Exchange Tower in Little Collins Street.

The company is registered as a business consultancy and is owned by Gary Zhou and Jane Zhao. It was allegedly operating as an unregistered migration agency.

Immigration sources said the company allegedly co-ordinated a scam believed to involve hundreds of international students, mainly from China and India.

Among the "large volume" of evidence seized were laptops and desktop computers.

It will be alleged that students were able to buy fake education results — "cash-for-certificates" — for courses at a private training college in Flinders Lane linked with Hong Yun.

It will also be alleged that students bought fake work experience documents from an Indian restaurant in the CBD and graphic design and printing studios in North Melbourne and Oakleigh South, all similarly linked with Hong Yun. The students did not attend the college or the workplaces.

Immigration sources said students caught up in the scams had already paid tuition fees of up to $20,000 before paying between $7000 and $20,000 extra for bogus paperwork.

An education agency in Caulfield was also raided. Financial records of a deregistered company previously owned by the Shanghai-born Mr Zhou were also seized.

International students seeking permanent residency in Australia must provide proof of their education and vocational work experience. The use of fake documents in residency applications is deemed migration fraud. Students are victims of the scam but also complicit in it, meaning they are reluctant to say anything.

Maurene Horder, chief executive of the Migration Institute of Australia, which administers and registers migration agents, said similar rorts were rife in every capital city.

A spokesman for Immigration Minister Chris Evans said last night the raids were an indication that migration fraud against international students "would not be tolerated".

官方来源:

http://www.theage.com.au/national/businesses-raided-over-migration-fraud-20081228-767k.html?page=1

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