Electronic Travel Authorization (eTA) Fraud

Electronic Travel Authorization (eTA) Fraud: How It Works

(with video below)  Canada implemented a $7 fee recently for most of the travelers who fly into the country. It is called the Electronic Travel Authorization (eTA) and needs to be paid only by certain people – see below the list of countries and type of people required to do it. Most don’t know about it.

If you are one of them, don’t fall for the eTA Scam, targeting future travelers to Canada from all over the world. The application needs to be filed and paid on the Government Canada’s website, but third party “services” take advantage of the fact that several people don’t know much about the eTA.

They sell them for 20 times as much. Over 1,000 complaints have been filed against questionable online companies in the last few weeks. Do YOU need an eTA?

Watch the video below to see the if you need to apply for one, plus more details:

What You Need To Know About The eTA

In most cases, the eTA is granted within a few minutes of applying. It is valid for five years or until your passport expires – whichever is first.

U.S. permanent residents are required to get an eTA, as well as Australians, British, and many other citizens from over 30 countries. Depending on where you live, here is another useful link:

eTA Entry Requirements by Country


Electronic Travel Authorization (eTA): How To Apply

Apply for eTA (Electronic Travel Authorization) here


Electronic Travel Authorization (eTA) Fraud: How To Report

Make your family and friends aware of this scam by sharing it on social media using the buttons provided. You can also officially report the scammers to the Federal Trade Commission using the link below:

Report To The FTC Here


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I unknowingly applied for my Canadian eTA through a scam website http://www.visaetacanada.org I cannot find any information on what to do now. How do I protect myself now that this site has all my passport information? I have already cancelled my debit card. I don’t want to become a victim of identity theft.

Miguel Angel García Campos

Beware of eta-canada.com it will charge you ~ 75 CAD, and maybe never give it to you. I’m still waiting after 5 days to hear from them anything at all.

lancy camil menezes

hi sir my name lancy camil menezes i applied vist visa throw eTA i got approyal my passport no Z3839765 eTA no J515823926 expiration 2024/07/03 i went dubai airport chick in they are saying not showing in system iam indian passport they not alow bording i applied trhough on line also my payment went on line 39Euro i went canada consulate saying this not valied pls contact throw my lancy2wascotech@hotmail.com my contact no 00971 50 3400495 00971 56180508 pls du the need full ASP thank you regards lancy camil meneze hi sir my name lancy camil menezes i applied vist… Read more »

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