Recently, more and more foreigners are receiving emails with the senders «swissimmigration@consultant» or «eu_immigration@consultant». This sender falsely claims to be a Swiss immigration authority. The State Secretariat for Migration warns against such messages and recommends ignoring them.
In most cases, a fictitious job in the hotel industry is offered, followed by fraudulent e-mails whose sender is email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org, Swissimmigration.email@example.com, Suissefirstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com. The senders demand payment of 300 to 1,000 euros for a permit in Switzerland and for health and accident insurance. The State Secretariat for Migration SEM never sends requests for payment for a permit in Switzerland or for health and accident insurance by e-mail. These e-mails do not come from the SEM and should be considered as an attempt at fraud. The SEM therefore recommends ignoring these e-mails. This concerns people who are looking for a job in Switzerland.
General information on Internet threats is also available on the website of the National Cyber Security Centre NCSC.
Last modification 25.05.2021