There is currently another US visa scam being investigated by Guyana’s law enforcement authorities. Reports reaching Inews indicate that the scam was allegedly carried out by a businessman, who obtained a total of G$1M from 19 persons by claiming he could get United States (US) visas for them.
Dhanraj Raghubir, who was charged last week with fraud, is being sought by police after the 19 persons visited the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) headquarters on Tuesday. They all alleged that Raghubir had scammed them and collected a total of Gy$1M from them claiming he would be able to acquire US visas for them.
Raghubir was placed on G$50,000 bail last Thursday when he appeared in a city court and denied two fraud charges read to him.
According to the GPF, he was charged with forging a US Embassy appointment letter and also with uttering a document that he purported to be issued by the US Embassy, knowing same to be false. He was ordered to return to court on January 20.
Over the years there have been several visa scams where persons collected millions of dollars claiming they could acquire US visas for persons desperately trying to enter the United States. This is inspite of the fact that the US Embassy in Georgetown issuing
several warnings to Guyanese that they should not fall prey to persons who claim they can obtain visas for them.