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 firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com, Swissimmigration.firstname.lastname@example.org, Suisseemail@example.com and firstname.lastname@example.org. 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.
If you receive such fraudulent e-mails, you should contact email@example.com and report the case to the National Cyber Security Centre NCSC.
General information on Internet threats is also available on the website of the National Cyber Security Centre NCSC.
Last modification 25.05.2021