Cablegate: Fraud Summary - Tallinn: Fourth Qtr Fy2007
RR RUEHAG RUEHAST RUEHDA RUEHDBU RUEHDF RUEHFL RUEHIK RUEHKW RUEHLA
RUEHLN RUEHLZ RUEHPOD RUEHROV RUEHSR RUEHVK RUEHYG
DE RUEHTL #0763 3321443
ZNR UUUUU ZZH
R 281443Z NOV 07
FM AMEMBASSY TALLINN
TO RUEHC/SECSTATE WASHDC 0357
INFO RUEHZL/EUROPEAN POLITICAL COLLECTIVE
UNCLAS TALLINN 000763
DEPT FOR CA/FPP; DEPT ALSO PASS TO KCC: POSTS FOR FRAUD PREVENTION
E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: KFRD CVIS CPAS CMGT ASEC EN
SUBJECT: FRAUD SUMMARY - TALLINN: FOURTH QTR FY2007
REF: 05 STATE 205073
Answers keyed to reftel
A. COUNTRY CONDITIONS: No change from previous fraud summary.
B. NIV FRAUD: No significant changes from the previous fraud
summary. Post continues to
verify suspicious applicant-provided information using various
online resources, including but not
limited to Lexis-Nexis and the CCD, which we are finding to be a
valuable and far-reaching tools.
C. IV FRAUD: Post began full IV and DV processing in May 2007. To
date, no fraud has been detected among IV applicants in Tallinn.
D. DV FRAUD: See above regarding IV fraud
E. ACS AND PASSPORT FRAUD: None detected since previous fraud
F. ADOPTION: No change from previous fraud summary.
G. ASYLUM AND OTHER DHS FRAUD: As reported septel, Post recently
completed processing of a VISAS-92 case in which we noted evidence of
fraud in the petitioners own asylum application to DHS. Specifically,
the petitioners claims of violence against family members and of
membership in a minority religious group were directly contradicted by
the VISAS-92-applicant husband.
H. COOPERATION WITH HOST GOVERNMENT AUTHORITIES: During the
reporting period 1,586 Estonian passports were reported lost or stolen
to the Estonian passport office, and subsequently reported, via Post?s
automated LASP process, to the Department for upload to CLASS.
I. AREAS OF PARTICULAR CONCERN: None at this time.
J. STAFFING AND TRAINING: The consular section consists of two
officers, one consular associate and two FSNs. The FSNs and consular
associate assist with fraud prevention work as required. Both officers
have completed PC541 Fraud Prevention for Consular Managers. The Visa
Assistant has recently completed PC-542 FSN Fraud Prevention.