Online scam targeting students...


Online scam targeting students going on J1 trip to USA

Jonathan Duane
Jonathan Duane

10:44 12 Mar 2019

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An online scam has emerged targeting students going to the USA on the J1 visa.

The scam comes in the form of websites grossly overcharging for visa forms.

Generally it costs a student around 12 euro for an ESTA form, which is a requirement for any Irish person going to America.

However, there's warnings of a number of unofficial third party websites charging up to €130 for the same form.

The US Embassy in Dublin recommends that people use the official ESTA registration website.

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