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USCIS:Scam Alert – Caller ID Spoofing

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In recent weeks, we 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 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. (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 http://infopass.uscis.gov/.

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http://www.uscis.gov/portal/site/uscis

http://blog.uscis.gov/

In recent weeks, we 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 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. (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 http://infopass.uscis.gov/.

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How do these scammers get your phone information in the first place?

It makes me wonder if there is a leak somewhere from within USCIS themselves.

USCIS needs to conduct internal audit before looking elsewhere.

E-mail is another common way for phishing, so be careful if you get an e-mail from "USCIS" and asking personal information, payments, etc.


Became LPR:

10/28/2008

I-130

Filling I-130 spouse while still an LPR

02/13/2013 - Case arrived at USCIS

02/21/2013 - NOA1

08/15/2013 - NOA2

N-400:

07/31/2013 - sent N-400

08/13/2013 - NOA

08/26/2013 - Biometric

10/03/2013 - Received Interview Letter

11/07/2013 - Interview

12/17/2013 - Oath ceremony

NVC

11/01/2013 - Case arrived at NVC

11/20/2013 - Received case #, IIN, Beneficiary number, gave e-mail addresses

11/21/2013 - Submitted DS-261

11/22/2013 - AOS bill invoiced & paid

11/25/2013 - AOS Package sent

11/26/2013 - AOS bill appears as PAID

11/26/2013 - IV bill invoiced & paid

11/27/2013 - IV Package sent

12/02/2013 - AOS/I864 and IV packages received by NVC

12/03/2013 - IV bill appears as PAID

12/03/2013 - Submitted DS-260

12/17/2013 - Requested NVC to upgrade the petition from F2A to CR1 category

12/26/2013 - Got checklist for I864, sent the correction back

12/30/2013 - NVC received the I864 checklist package

01/06/2014 - NVC confirmed that our petition was upgraded to CR1 category

01/23/2014 - Case Complete

01/29/2014 - Received interview letter

03/26/2014 - Interview - APPROVED!!

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