Protect Yourself From Immigration Scams. Professional scammers often target international students and scholars because of their vulnerability.
If you ever receive an unsolicited phone call or email asking about your immigration status, requesting personal information, or demanding money, be suspicious. U.S. government agencies never require payment over the phone or by email. Also remember that U.S. government websites should include .gov in the website address (e.g., usa.gov).
If you receive suspicious phone calls, text messages, emails, or letters, please contact our office. Reporting scams will not affect your immigration application or legal status. You can also report immigration scams to the Department of Homeland Security Investigations or to United States Citizenship and Immigration Services.