Colombia’s Migration Authority has published an alert warning of false emails that appear to be sent from the department. In an attempt to gain personal information, the scam messages falsely state that court proceedings have been opened against the recipient and that he or she may not leave the country. These emails are fake and should be deleted.


  • Recipients are reminded that the Colombian Migration Authority never notifies individuals of this type of information through email.
  • Anyone who has received an email matching this description should delete it before any attachments are opened or downloaded.

BAL Analysis: Email, phone and web scams are common around the world. People should protect their personal information, including any relevant immigration-related details.

This alert has been provided by the BAL Global Practice group and our network provider located in Colombia. For additional information, please contact your BAL attorney.

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