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Exclusive: More than 500 visa scams a year are being reported in Australia

Nour Al Abssi, left, and her family were the victims of an Australian visa scam exposed by SBS earlier this year.

More than 2,700 visa scam allegations have been reported to the Australian government since 2014, but an immigration lawyer says many more could be going unreported.

The Home Affairs department’s migration fraud division has received 2,796 visa scam-related allegations in the past five years, SBS News can reveal.

But immigration experts say it's likely many more are going under the radar.  

The figure was obtained from the department under Freedom of Information laws and although it was not broken down by year, shows the number of alleged scams from 1 July 2014 to September of this year.

For more details read the full story on SBS News

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