Immigration Telephone Scams Reported by USCIS

  • 29 Aug

infoIn recent weeks, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) learned of a new telephone scam targeting USCIS applicants and petitioners.

Scammers are using a technique called “Caller ID spoofing” to display a misleading or inaccurate phone number in a recipient’s Caller ID. The scammer poses as a USCIS official and requests personal information (such as Social Security number, passport number, or A-number), identifies supposed issues in the recipient’s immigration records, and asks for payment to correct these records.

If you receive a call like that, USCIS urges you to say “No, thank you” and hang up immediately. USCIS never asks for any form of payment or personal information over the phone. Do not give payment or personal information over the phone to anyone who claims to be a USCIS official. In general, we encourage you to protect your personal information and not to provide details about your immigration application in any public area. If you have been a victim of this telephone scam, please report it to the Federal Trade Commission at https://www.ftccomplaintassistant.gov/, or report it to an appropriate state authority.

If you have a question about your immigration record or would like an update on your pending cases with the USCIS, you should contact the USCIS offices directly. If you have any questions about this posting or have any questions about US immigration laws and procedures in general, you can send your questions directly to us at: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and our experienced staff immigration lawyers are standing by to respond to your inquiries personally and promptly, usually within 24 hours, if not sooner.

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