The United States Citizenship and Immigration Service (USCIS) has issued an alert warning immigrants of scam phone calls being made to USCIS customers. Customers report receiving phone calls from someone who claims to be calling from USCIS or ICE (Immigration & Customs Enforcement). The caller ID on these calls match an actual USCIS or ICE number, which makes the call seem legitimate. However, the person making these calls usually threatens deportation or other serious consequences unless a payment is made either by making a money transfer, sending a money order or other form of payment.
If you receive one of these calls, DO NOT give any payment or personal information over the phone. Hang up and report the call to the Federal Trade Commission (click here to be redirected to their site). If you have additional concerns, you can call the USCIS Customer Service Center at 1-800-375-5283 or contact an attorney.
See the USCIS warning here.