Beware of a Scam Where Immigration Calls You

There is new scam potentially victimizing foreign nationals. According to one report, the individual will receive a call purporting to be from a USCIS officer, who will have certain correct information on you, including the your name and address. The caller will state that there is some discrepancy in USCIS records, and ask for confirmation of data, such as an I-94 number, an “A” number, or a visa control number. The caller will then tell you that there is a penalty for not clearing up the discrepancy, and that you are to send a sum of money via Western Union, to an address the caller provides. Be on alert that if you receive such calls, report them to appropriate law enforcement authorities, which may include the FBI, and to the Federal Trade Commission’s Bureau of Consumer Protection, whose Consumer Sentinel database is accessed by criminal and civil law enforcement authorities worldwide.

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