Reporting EB-5 Fraud

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, sponsor, 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

To report general immigration benefit fraud and abuse, use our new online tip form.

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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