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I was trying to find a decent list of fraud referrals by nation. Most of the posts were speculation, but this one appears to be from the GAO.

In 2010, the latest year that could be examined, the top 10 countries for cases referred to fraud prevention units for closer scrutiny were China, the Dominican Republic, Mexico, India, Brazil, Ghana, Cambodia, Jamaica, Peru, and Ukraine. Most cases involve applications for non-immigrant visas. About 74,000 cases were referred worldwide, and 22 percent were confirmed to be fraudulent.

Anyone else have links to solid analytics?

I'm surprised to not see Vietnam, Philippines, Russia, Pakistan, and Nigeria on here.


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VerySadGuy

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The other six countries among State’s 2005 Fraud Ranking included: Bangladesh, El Salvador, Haiti, Honduras, Nigeria, and the Philippines.

http://trac.syr.edu/immigration/library/P6688.pdf


All middle eastern countries and several African countries are included as well .

Please provide your source. I'm trying to keep this scholarly and verifiable.


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VerySadGuy

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I have never seen an official ranking, the usual comments I have seen have been directed to immigrant visas with Lagos being in its own category, most of the ones you mention would be in the next.

I did notice that China is now number one for issued tourist visas, used to be Mexico.

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This is a cool example! No return rates in Australia. Look at the countries with high numbers.

https://www.immi.gov.au/media/statistics/quarterly-report.htm


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VerySadGuy

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Father of a lovely little girl

And champion for those wronged by fraud.

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Boiler's response is good.

I asked the question "what constitutes a high-fraud country?" to an immigration attorney several years ago. He had served as a consul in two vastly different posts. His answer to me: "Any poor country."

Think about that.

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06-04-2007 = TSC stamps postal return-receipt for I-129f.

06-11-2007 = NOA1 date (unknown to me).

07-20-2007 = Phoned Immigration Officer; got WAC#; where's NOA1?

09-25-2007 = Touch (first-ever).

09-28-2007 = NOA1, 23 days after their 45-day promise to send it (grrrr).

10-20 & 11-14-2007 = Phoned ImmOffs; "still pending."

12-11-2007 = 180 days; file is "between workstations, may be early Jan."; touches 12/11 & 12/12.

12-18-2007 = Call; file is with Division 9 ofcr. (bckgrnd check); e-prompt to shake it; touch.

12-19-2007 = NOA2 by e-mail & web, dated 12-18-07 (187 days; 201 per VJ); in mail 12/24/07.

01-09-2008 = File from USCIS to NVC, 1-4-08; NVC creates file, 1/15/08; to consulate 1/16/08.

01-23-2008 = Consulate gets file; outdated Packet 4 mailed to fiancee 1/27/08; rec'd 3/3/08.

04-29-2008 = Fiancee's 4-min. consular interview, 8:30 a.m.; much evidence brought but not allowed to be presented (consul: "More proof! Second interview! Bring your fiance!").

05-05-2008 = Infuriating $12 call to non-English-speaking consulate appointment-setter.

05-06-2008 = Better $12 call to English-speaker; "joint" interview date 6/30/08 (my selection).

06-30-2008 = Stokes Interrogations w/Ecuadorian (not USC); "wait 2 weeks; we'll mail her."

07-2008 = Daily calls to DOS: "currently processing"; 8/05 = Phoned consulate, got Section Chief; wrote him.

08-07-08 = E-mail from consulate, promising to issue visa "as soon as we get her passport" (on 8/12, per DHL).

08-27-08 = Phoned consulate (they "couldn't find" our file); visa DHL'd 8/28; in hand 9/1; through POE on 10/9 with NO hassles(!).

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Boiler's response is good.

I asked the question "what constitutes a high-fraud country?" to an immigration attorney several years ago. He had served as a consul in two vastly different posts. His answer to me: "Any poor country."

Think about that.

As a blanket assessment I've heard that too, but I'm looking for some solid statistics and analytics.

And a better terminology might be repressed or oppressed nation, not simply poor.


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VerySadGuy

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Father of a lovely little girl

And champion for those wronged by fraud.

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As a blanket assessment I've heard that too, but I'm looking for some solid statistics and analytics.

And a better terminology might be repressed or oppressed nation, not simply poor.

Like Greece?


“If you know the enemy and know yourself, you need not fear the result of a hundred battles. If you know yourself but not the enemy, for every victory gained you will also suffer a defeat. If you know neither the enemy nor yourself, you will succumb in every battle.”

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This question has been asked for years here on VJ. Your best source of information is USCIS. Everyone else is just guessing.

I'll ask the question that many others will be wondering: What do you hope to do with the "solid data?"


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This is a cool example! No return rates in Australia. Look at the countries with high numbers.

https://www.immi.gov.au/media/statistics/quarterly-report.htm

That's because we only leave Australia for love, there is no other reason to leave it because it's a beautiful country :rofl::dancing: lol

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This question has been asked for years here on VJ. Your best source of information is USCIS. Everyone else is just guessing.

I'll ask the question that many others will be wondering: What do you hope to do with the "solid data?"

This site is for information. However, it is full of opinion without fact, and lots of conjecture and what if's.

I think it would be good for visitors of the site to see some reasonable facts regarding immigration fraud.


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VerySadGuy

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Victim of heinous immigration romance scam

Father of a lovely little girl

And champion for those wronged by fraud.

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This site is for information from the experiences of the people therein, which may or may not, be based on fact. Personal experience does not always a fact make.


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Or unmake.


“If you know the enemy and know yourself, you need not fear the result of a hundred battles. If you know yourself but not the enemy, for every victory gained you will also suffer a defeat. If you know neither the enemy nor yourself, you will succumb in every battle.”

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