Recently we have been receiving numerous complaints about Canada Aboard from individuals in South Africa after they read our News24 article on how to avoid immigration scams. Also, obviously the names are similar so some people tend to confuse us, please do not make that mistake.
Below is one such communication that a woman had with them that they wanted shared with the public as a warning. Another man even sent us a recording of the conversation he had with this same Danielle Parker that caused him concern.
We are not making a comment about the company, we are simply relaying the details of the conversation sent to us by the General public.
From: Andrea (Name Removed for Privacy Reasons)
Sent: Monday, August 31, 2015 4:03 PM
To: [email protected]
Subject: Canada Immigration
My friend gave me your contacts.
Can you please confirm who your authorized representative is?
Like, the person who would be doing my file and assessment?
I just want to make sure before I pay any money over that this isn’t a scam like (Name Removed to Avoid Legal Issues) Visas?
On Monday, August 31, 2015 3:13 PM, Danielle parker <[email protected]> wrote:
Dear (Name Removed for Privacy Reasons)
I would love to answer all your questions regarding the immigration process and about our company, but I will need to speak with you over the phone first in order to ask you a few questions.
What is your phone number?
Good Day Danielle
Unfortunately I am without a phone at the moment and can only correspond through email.
Is there no way you can advise me over email, with regards to answering my questions.
As mentioned before, I have already tried being scammed by another company and don’t want to go down that route again. Just want to make sure you are legit.
Your response would be great.
|From: Danielle parker <[email protected]>
Date: 01 September 2015 at 11:58:28 SAST
To: (Name Removed for Privacy Reasons)
Subject: RE: Dear Andrea
I can tell you I myself immigrated to Canada seven years ago and I know there are a lot companies that are illegal so I understand your concern.
Besides that you can check our website and look us up on Google in order to assert that we are a legal and legit company.
I can tell you that our company specializes in everything having to do with moving to Canada, with more than nine years of experience.
We have thousands of clients who immigrated to Canada already and thousands of clients that are in the middle of the process.
Our success rate is very high and we have a very good reputation around the world that is the reason why we try to choose our clients very carefully.
Check our website, and our Facebook page.
Interesting response considering they will not mention who their authorized representative is or if they even have one?
Also, having a Facebook page and being on Google does not make you a legitimate or authorized company.
Be sure to ask questions before handing over your money to any company out there as any legally authorized company would not hesitate to confirm who their authorized representative is.