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Fraudulent immigration phone call warning

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Immigration New Zealand says it has been notified of a new wave of scam phone calls from individuals who claim to be Immigration  staff.

The callers, posing as Immigration staff, tell the person they have broken the law which breaches their visa conditions, and threatens that if they don't pay money immediately they will have to go to court and face further fees. 

Immigration New Zealand says that often the caller has some details of the person, such as a case reference numbers, although these do not match Immigration New Zealand client or application numbers. 

"These calls are not from Immigration New Zealand."

Anyone who receives one of these calls is advised not to pass on personal details or payment details to the caller. 

"If you believe you have been a victim of this scam we advise you to contact the New Zealand Police to report the call," Immigration New Zealand says.