NSW Fair Trading nabs Sydney businessman for immigration fraud

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NSW Fair Trading Minister Matthew Mason-Cox recently revealed that Sydney businessman Eddie Kang has been arrested for fraud related offences.

“Eddie Kang, through his business Singapore Oil, is an alleged serial swindler who has for a number of years been draining international students of their savings, in some instances up to $45,000, on the promise of providing job placement and a work visa,” Mr Mason-Cox said.

“On Wednesday, officers from NSW Fair Trading joined police and officers from the Department of Immigration in a joint sting on three premises in Sydney’s north.

“As part of the investigation, Mr Kang was charged with four breaches of the Australian Consumer Law (ACL) relating to misleading conduct in connection to employment.

“In addition, NSW Fair Trading served him with 14 court attendance notices for fraud and other breaches of the ACL.

“The arrest and pending prosecution of Mr Kang will be of some comfort for his victims, who have been left thousands of dollars out of pocket.’’

The apprehension is the result of NSW Fair Trading’s six-month investigation into Mr Kang.  Authorities are examining a number of laptops, computers, cameras and files which were seized as part of the raid on the premises.

“This should send a clear message to rogue operators that if you are doing the wrong thing, you will be caught,’’ says Mr Mason-Cox.

Mr Mason-Cox said the successful arrest follows several recent high profile NSW Fair Trading court wins against dodgy and fraudulent traders.

Mr Kang is due to face Parramatta Local Court on 20 March 2015.

Published in The Indian Sun, Sydney

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