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Don’t be Fooled by Telephone Scammers Posing As USCIS Employees

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Recently, we were made aware of a new telephone scam where  individuals pretend to be USCIS employees and aggressively try to get you to sign up for a training course led by government officials. These scammers attempt to will pressure you to pay for this course and will ask you to disclose your financial information (i.e.-money order, credit card and bank account details) over the phone.

Do not give important personal or financial information over the phone to anyone you don’t know or contacts you unexpectedly. USCIS representatives will never call you and ask for money for training, products, or forms.

The official ways to communicate with USCIS are by:
  • Visiting the official USCIS website at 

  • Scheduling an info pass appointment by visiting

  • Calling the National Customer Service Center at (800)375-5283

Remember, official government websites end in dot-gov (.gov), not dot-com (.com).