Liberal MP and Immigration Minister has added ‘Indian Scam Call Centre’ to the EZFKA Skilled Occupation List, after lobbying from Indian Prime Minister Modhi during recent free trade deal talks.
The move comes as unprecedented demand for scam call centre operators fleecing senior citizens for cash continues, with Indians unable to operate efficiently from overseas.
“This will allow the mass importation of scammers from Punjab and other Indian provinces to continue the EZFKA tradition of theft,” Hawke said.
“These guys have currently been stuck outside EZFKA performing their roles, posing as the ATO or Home Affairs. It’d be much more efficient to set up their operations here, so they can send their funds home via Western Union. This is EZFKA.”
Hawke will also be providing access to QR code check-in data to Indian students as part of the agreement, for data mining purposes.