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Scam Alert: Fraudulent Form I-9 Requests

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has learned that employers have received scam emails that appear to come from a fraudulent USCIS email address requesting Form I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification, information.

These scam emails come from a fraudulent email address news@uscis.gov. This is not a USCIS email address. The body of the email may contain USCIS and Office of the Inspector General labels, your address and a fraudulent download button that links to a non-government web address (uscis-online.org). Do not respond to these emails or click the links in them.

If you believe that you received such a scam email, report it to the Federal Trade Commission. Employers must make their Forms I-9 available for inspection if authorized U.S. government officials from the Department of Homeland Security, Department of Labor, or Department of Justice request them. If you are not sure if the request is a scam, forward the email to the USCIS webmaster. USCIS will review the email, help you to determine if it is a genuine request, and share with law enforcement agencies as appropriate. Visit the Avoid Scams Initiative for more information on common scams and other important tips.

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