USCIS recently sent the following message to applicants and petitioners:
In 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”
, or report it to an appropriate state authority. (Visit “www.uscis.gov/avoidscams “for information on where to report scams in your state.)
If you have a question about your immigration record, please call the National Customer Service Center at 1-800-375-5283, or make an InfoPass appointment by visiting our website at
Public Engagement Division
US Citizenship and Immigration Services “
If you receive a call from USCIS and you are unsure if it is legitimate, ask for the name of the officer, record the date and time of call and advise them to speak your “Attorney of Record” at Maggio + Kattar.