BI warns foreigners against ‘fixers’

October 21, 2022 Jun I. Legaspi 328 views

BUREAU of Immigration (BI) Commissioner Norman Tansingco warned foreign nationals not to engage the services of “fixers” in processing their documents with the agency.

Tansingco shared that they have received reports that unscrupulous individuals have been offering foreign nationals ordered to leave the country assistance in fixing their cases.

“My office has received reports that scammers are charging exorbitant amounts and promising to fix their problems,” said Tansingco.

He added that sources reported that the scammers, who are mostly compatriots of those involved, aggressively market their services on the communication platform WeChat.

“This is a scam. Do not even attempt to deal with these scammers, they will not help you with your case. It is best to just follow the law, lest be faced with more problems,” he warned. By Jun I. Legaspi & Hector Lawas