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Security Clearance Check Family - SCAM?

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Hello all,

 

I am trying to understand if this was a scam and I should report that or not. Maybe I am just to scared/crazy. It is always my nature, not to share anything to people that I don't know! 

 

I am a German Citizen and I am a legal permanent resident (GreenCard Holder).

The husband of my wife's cousin applied for a US government job/Military and they are doing a security clearance check on him now. They asked him about a none US citizen in his family, which is obviously me. They asked him about my GreenCard information, like USCIS number. He doesn't have this information so they gave him my cell phone number.

 

I am aware of scam calls and I receive many phone scam calls every day. So today the Special Agent called me and was asking for my information and numbers. I told him I am not willing to give this information to somebody that I don't know over the phone. After a few attempts he was willing to give me an address where I can show up and give them my information there. It was a bank building in Birmingham, Alabama. (Not the government??) And he was like, it needs to be there tomorrow at 9 am, because the deadline for all those papers are tomorrow and then they send it to Washington. Like he was pushing me, that I am willing share my information. I told him I can't be there at 9am, I have a job, I can't just drive an hour to another city and give them my data. He said: well I would delay the whole process and he could be denied of getting the clearance/the job. 

 

So after a few minutes, I was willing to give him my USCIS number. 

 

And now I regret that.... What if it is was scam? I mean he works for the US government, why does he need my information about greencard? He also asked, he need my workpermit number and greencard number? Does he not know, that I have my GreenCard and the work permit is useless after that? And does he not have access to my data, I mean they are doing background checks. So he should have done his homework and have my data?

Or am I am just being to crazy and that is a normal thing...

 

Thank you,

rocknfreak

 

PS: If this is on the wrong forum, please let me know and I will try to move it :)

 

 

 

 

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  These people can be a pain,  they will usually work with you a bit but will see their objective as the most important thing on earth and usually get curt with people not of like minds.   That really doesn't give them anything to deny your relative , your lack of co operation does not mean your wife's cousin is a security risk.  The person sounds a bit lazy to me and wanted you to give up the info so they could tick off another case.


This will not be over quickly. You will not enjoy this.

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