Phone and email scams are common for international students. We have a few students targeted by scammers each semester, impersonating government officials such as the ICE, DHS, USCIS, IRS, FBI, etc., or even a student's own government. We hope that international students and faculty find this page helpful in learning the common forms of scams so that if you do receive a scam call, you will be able to identify it as a scam, and hang up. Scammers are easily able to disguise the number they are calling from, in fact, most scammers look like they are actually calling from an official government number. This does NOT mean that this is a legitimate government official.
Government agencies/officials will NEVER:
NEVER provide the following to anyone through email or phone:
Other Important Tips:
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What should I do if I receive what I think is a SCAM call?