The embassy advise to not deal with any agents and to beware of cyber-scams
The Embassy only cooperates with VFS Global. The Embassy has nothing to do with sellers outside the premises of the Embassy or the VFS Global office, or other agencies or persons approaching applicants in order to offer services. No agencies can influence the processing time or the decision in any way. If any visa agents say that they can influence your application, we urge you to immediately inform the Embassy by sending an e-mail to email@example.com or give us a call during our telephone hours.
Many agents also charge unreasonably high fees for services which are unnecessary. The use of a visa agent may also compromise the overall credibility of an application as certain agents fabricate information and documentation.
Also note that even if an agent has filled in the form, you are personally responsible for all information and documents that you hand in with your application.
The embassy regularly receives telephone calls and e-mails from victims of cyber-scams. They are often asked to transfer money to a person they have met online that lives in South East Asia. Often, the contact that has been initiated on various social networks and may have lasted for several months. If you think you are a victim of fraud, you should contact the Swedish police.
Common reasons given by cyber-criminals for asking for money are:
When the money is transferred, the recipient often breaks the contact or asks for more money. The embassy strongly advise against sending money to a new contact in South East Asia, especially if you have never met the person in question.
It can sometimes be difficult to determine if the person has honest intentions or not. Then remember that: