Jamaicans Defrauded in a Bid to Get US H2B visas

Following several reports of US visa scam in Jamaica, US embassy in Kingston has revealed its collaboration with the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) in order to apprehend the perpetrators and ultimately put an end to the act. In a release by the US embassy on April 3, it's Overseas Criminal Investigations (OCI) Division conducted an investigation which led to the arrest of Eric George Miller by JCF officer. According to the investigation, Miller of Olympic Gardens was accused of duping people under false pretense following reports from several Jamaicans that Miller defrauded them in their attempt to obtain US visa. Miller received a huge sum ranging from $75,000 to $160,000 from each Jamaicans in question after he promised them H2B visa as well as opportunities to work in the US. The eight Jamaicans after that went to the US embassy as informed by Miller only to discover no visa appointments have been scheduled for them and the accused was not on ground to render assistance neither was he answering his calls.

Transparency of visa issuance process

Subsequently, Miller was arrested for presenting himself as one who could help people obtain US H2B visa as well as overseas work opportunities for financial gain. According to the release by the embassy, its OCI Division will not waver in its commitment towards the preservation of the transparency of the visa issuance process. It also stated that it will see that Jamaicans are not unfairly exploited in a bid to obtain US visas. Finally, the US embassy said it is always working in collaboration with relevant agencies to investigate any allegation pertaining to US visa applications. Stay in touch and get alerts & emails directly in your inbox by subscribing to Visa Crimes Check here for our latest immigration updates, local immigration activities, emerging trends, visa news updates for Australia, Canada, US, UK, Germany and more.

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