Reporting EB-5 Fraud

Have you been a victim of fraud in the EB-5 Immigrant Investor Program? Do you know about people who might be victims of fraud—or who are committing fraud? We want to make reporting suspected fraud easy. All you have to do is email us about it at reportfraudtips@uscis.dhs.gov

Common EB-5 fraud schemes can involve anybody, including:

  • The petitioner (the immigrant investor);
  • The applicant and the people, companies, and places associated with the applicant (for example, the regional center principal; the sponsor; the developer of the new commercial enterprise; and the job-creating entity president, owner, or manager);
  • The attorney or law firm representing the petitioner or regional center; and
  • A migration agent, promoter, or agency in the United States or abroad.

How to Report Suspected EB-5 Fraud and Abuse to USCIS

Report suspected EB-5 fraud and abuse by emailing us at reportfraudtips@uscis.dhs.gov. Include as much information as possible, such as: 

  • The name of the regional center, new commercial enterprise or job-creating entity, law firm, or migration agency;
  • The address of the regional center, new commercial enterprise or job-creating entity, law firm, or migration agency, including the street address, city, state, and country;
  • Name and biographic information (such as the date of birth, country of birth, country of citizenship, and address) of the immigrant investor; the regional center principal; the new commercial enterprise or job-creating entity’s president, owner, or manager; and the attorney or migration agent associated with these people;
  • A description of the alleged violation, abuse, or suspected fraud;
  • Any other information that may be useful to investigate the alleged fraud or abuse; and
  • Your name and phone number (you may choose to remain anonymous).

Reporting Suspected EB-5 Fraud and Abuse Through Other Agencies

  • A joint U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and USCIS Investor Alert provides information about fraudulent investment scams that exploit the Immigrant Investor Program. Report securities fraud in the EB-5 program to the SEC.
  • Individuals across the world can report suspicious criminal activity to the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) Tip Form 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Highly trained specialists take reports from both the public and law enforcement agencies on more than 400 laws enforced by ICE HSI. Visit the ICE Tip Line page for more information.

If you are the victim of an immigration services scam, visit the Report Immigration Scams page for more information.

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