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Information on resettlement fraud

Being aware of and preventing resettlement fraud


The Refugee Council of Australia has raised this issue many times as part of our international work. International organisations and governments, including the Australian Government, have also warned people when they hear of false information.

Australian Government, ‘Visa scams’

Australian Embassy – Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan, Australian Embassy in Iran

UNHCR Lebanon, ‘Beware of Fraud’

International Organization for Migration, ‘Internet Scams’ .

The UNHCR has also developed ways to help it prevent, manage and track resettlement fraud. 

United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, Strategic Framework for the Prevention of Fraud and Corruption (July 2013) 

UNHCR Resettlement Handbook, Chapter 4 .

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