Windsor man Francesco Salvatore “Sam” Burgio charged with immigration fraud in Canada

A Windsor immigration consultant has been charged with eleven counts of fraud in relation to his immigration consulting firm.

The charges stem from a criminal investigation conducted by the Royal Canadian Mounted Police Windsor Immigration and Passport Section. Ten victims were identified as having utilized the consultant’s services by submitting fees and other payments ranging from $2000.00 to $100,000.00.

Immigration consultants are professional persons who, for a fee, advise, consult, assist or represent persons with their application process to Citizenship and Immigration Canada. They are regulated by the Canadian Society of Immigration Consultants (CSIC) and must be members of CSIC to practice in Canada. The involved consultant’s membership to the Society was revoked on May 5th, 2006.

RCMP investigators are alleging that clients paid the firm Burgio and Associates to submit, on their behalf, applications and accompanying application fees to Citizenship and Immigration Canada in the hope of gaining status in Canada. Despite being led to believe by the consultant that applications had been submitted and were active in the immigration system, victims would discover over the course of time that no such applications were submitted on their behalf.

“At this time, we have identified eleven victims, but we believe others have utilized the consultant and had their applications and fees meet the same fate. Often, individuals who have been victimized are reluctant to come forward fearing that reporting their situation will interfere with their ability to gain legal immigration status in Canada,” stated Cpl. Rod Rudiak of the Windsor RCMP.

Charged with two counts of Fraud Over $5000.00 and nine counts of Fraud under $5000.00 is: Francesco Salvatore “Sam” Burgio, Age 45, of Amherstburg, Ontario.

Anyone who may have been victimized is asked to contact the Windsor RCMP Immigration and Passport Section at (519)948-5287.

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19 Comments

  1. What a surprise, many more where he came from folks and the gate keeper continues to sleep. Well pretends to sleep, the big plan continues to move forward.

  2. [quote name=”jacktan”]What a surprise, many more where he came from folks and the gate keeper continues to sleep. Well pretends to sleep, the big plan continues to move forward.[/quote]

    What the does that even mean? 😕 He will make it right, I hope.

  3. I’ve been working with Burgio since 2000 and I’m still in the States. Tomorrow I’m driving to the Seattle consulate to verify that my file is active with Immig Can. Today I met with the Superintendant at the border who sacomment_ID there is no record of my application (though they have limited information) and that I’ll have to reapply. Looks like I’ll miss another Christmas with the kcomment_IDs.

  4. We have given him nother numbers of files for WORK PERMIT and pacomment_ID hime over 60,000 cdn dollars. It is now almost two years and he is not giving us proof of applicatin filed or REFUND.Every time he is sending emails of we will hear next week or Month and trying to keep us quite.
    Please help us how to get our money back from him.
    HE IS BIG CHEATER, SUCKER

  5. This scum bag has not been a member of the Canadian Society of Immigration Consultants for several years. How was he able to survive illegally for that period? Does not say much for Canada’s Citizen & Immigration security system.

    Those that have been personally effected by this guy ought to write emails all over Canada to make others aware of him and any other illegal Immigration Consultants.

  6. He is a very dishonest person. Doesn’t reply properly and misgucomment_IDes us. When I ask for the status, his office secretory always says he is on the other call or not in the office. He took my money for WORK PERMIT FILE and not returning the money.

    HE IS A CHEATER.

  7. Same story here. Took $3000 for work permit. But no news at all. Does not answer phones. Keeps postponing all the time with excuses. Wasted years of my time. Broke our trust.

  8. Same story here,
    My family has giving him over $20000 dollars. I feel like a fool I just gave him another $500 dollars yesterday. How is this guy still in business and his office is open.

  9. Wow… its a surprise that not only me has been fooled…..we can work together to let this guy pay for what his done, wasting time and money..too much stress hu….i hope the court will hear us… to knock him down..!

  10. He has done this to me and my other friends who i referred. He has been lying to us all this time…dont answer the calls and secretary always says that he is on the other line. I have been talking to RCMP office who was working on this case. Office sacomment_ID a week ago that they were done collecting witnesses. They are on the next stage, means in the court. Lately he has been promising he is selling his house but we know he is lying I seriously pray that we get the justice and he gets punished.

  11. For anyone who would like to contact this fool then comment_content_author_email me and I will give you his phone number.

    I am only doing this becasue he has cheated me out of money when i was working for his company great canadian water

  12. I am so happy that I see many people complaining about this guy. He fooled me so many times and he even sacomment_ID to me he will cancell all of his appoitment to help me in one day but I have to give him 5000$ so I trusted him and I gave it to him but after he took what he wanted, I never answered his call that day and never helped me that day like he sacomment_ID. he also ruined my husband’s paper and took from him thounsands of dollars and he was almost about to ruin mine. I also just want to support what other have sacomment_ID about him that he never answers his phone and his secretary always say that he is on vacation or he left the office and he won’t be back just so that he does’not talk to us.!!!! Very bad experience. It’s too bad when you trust someone with high position and missuse it to lie to people and take many from them.

  13. Hey,
    Has anyone heard what is happening to the scumbag Sam Burgio. He scammed my cousin out of 8000.00 USD. I am interested to hear whether he has been sent to jail yet.

  14. Hi
    he is a scumbag, he foold us good. Anybody know the latest news about him?
    I can not find him.He owns me a lot + my legal papers.Anybody know his address ph # ? Please

  15. I’m so sorry the lot of you were taken advantage of. I too was robbed by this greedy, selfish and evil man. Sometimes I wonder if his family knows how he conducts his business. For example when he takes his wife to dinner does she ever think that he has to beat people out of money to feed her.

  16. iam one of them he has cheated also. he took up my case in feb of 2004 n its 2011. when ever i called him up for followups he cooked up stories that sounded unreal…. iam glad he is paying for his wrong deeds

  17. [quote name=””]For anyone who would like to contact this fool then comment_content_author_email me and I will give you his phone number.

    I am only doing this becasue he has cheated me out of money when i was working for his company great canadian water[/quote]

    Hi,
    This post is a year old but I am wondering if you this guy is still in businees? Do you have his phone number or comment_content_author_email by any chance?
    Let me know please
    ernestodlara@hotmail.com

    Thank you

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