Fake Australian Visas Immigration Advice Website - "www.ovaustralia.com"

The Australian Visas and Immigration advice website www.ovaustralia.com is not legitimate. The website looks authentic, but on the registration page, the security seal "TRUST ME, verified site" is a fake. This fake security seal was created to trick users of the website into believing the website has been verified by an authentic security website such as Geo-Trust.

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The Fake Security Website Seal

Fake Website Seal - Trust Me

The fake security seal is not clickable and was not generated by an authentic security website. The fake seal was generated by the same website using the internet programming JavaScript. A website security seal should allow a website user to click on it, so that the user can be taken to a website to verify it. But the fake seal does not, and there is no way to determine who the owner of it is.

The website www.ovaustralia.com should not be trusted and do not submit your personal or financial information on this bogus Australian visas and immigration advice website. If you are looking for an Australian visa and immigration advice, please go to this website: http://www.immi.gov.au/.

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April 30, 2015 at 12:51 PM by
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an anonymous user from: Pretoria, Gauteng, South Africa

Also scammed! They even tried to take more money after we declined.


March 20, 2015 at 1:36 PM by
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an anonymous user from: Moscow, Central Federal District, Russia

I was participating on the website ovaustralia.com to take that tricky ride.

After some days I got a call on my mobile. It was a girl who put me through several questions about my lifestyle and working career stages and my current responsibility.

So, it seemed like a good interview agency negotiation . I am Russian and my agenda was to find a way to move to Australia.

After talking in the end, she told me I have a very good speaking language skill, good career track and everything is good for me to taking full optional visa for moving to Australia, only I do not have the ability to vote in the country.

Then she transferred me immediately to smart guy Jessy, he is like a financial manager who is responsible for wire to make a payment for taking a spot in the visa getting process.

So, bla-bla-bla hold on the line, please take a patient, give the card details : all the numbers and CV code, so I turn my stupidity on, and continued the conversation with him, but I already was having the feeling that there was something wrong...

He took my card detail and started to play music on background call. He returned and told me that he cannot charge my card for an amount between 600 to 1000 USD. I do not remember, then he told me some bullsh-t like a this is good chance to take a visa because it is a possibility to move not only to Australia, but to New Zealand or Canada) what that f#ck? Canada...

He told me that he would try to charge for a small amount of money then he disappeared with music in background and then returned, told me he cannot charge minimal amount of payment for taking my spot in the service.

I told him, I need to check with my bank because something is wrong with my card maybe or my bank have a security system for making payments online.

He asked if there is a next time that I will be suitable for me to loot me again, and told me he send all official papers and necessary document about program by email. He gave me the phone number of the official office and told me there is online support team and I have my personal manager now, and he must to help me to past all the steps.

Then he disappeared, finishing the call. I waited sometime, and got a simply email message about the site ovaustralia.com and possible opportunity I can get through that agency; nothing serious, no authority papers attached.

Then I got a call from my bank, after half an hour. It was the security bank manager, who asked me if I make some online or shopping actions with my card? I replied - n, it is true, I didn't do any of it.

Then she told me that my card is stopped with the operations and freeze in service, cause they have a suspicious alerts with several charges on it from internet.

He told that it is not possible to use that card again and card must reissued and I should take a ride to their office and get a new one.

So, then I checked the bank report with this transaction, that Jessy did and found that the transactions were initiated from YEKE*USAGC.ORG, several from WWW.USAG.org and something like that.

I start to research a little with domain name registration, hit whois services and had found all that domain belong to USA lottery with several online representatives and phone numbers in the EU, USA, Russia, etc...

Domains name registered with private records and its information not shown at all, just general tracks...

So, guys this is a scam team working globally, from US and Russia.use a general governmental organisations and check the authority status of the companies you are asking for service...


June 9, 2016 at 10:18 PM by
Fake Australian Visas Immigration Advice Website - "www.ovaustralia.com"
an anonymous user from: Patan, Central Region, Nepal

Thank you mate! I almost applied myself. Thanks to u!


February 8, 2015 at 6:57 PM by
Fake Australian Visas Immigration Advice Website - "www.ovaustralia.com"
an anonymous user from: Surquillo, Lima, Peru

Is there a way to put these thieves in jail?


February 8, 2015 at 6:21 PM by
Fake Australian Visas Immigration Advice Website - "www.ovaustralia.com"
an anonymous user from: Surquillo, Lima, Peru

Yes, I agree with you. They are interested only in your personal data, specially your finnacial situation. Please, do not trust them. They are scammers.


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Fake Australian Visas Immigration Advice Website - "www.ovaustralia.com"