Recent scams targeting international students and scholars

Dec. 11, 2014—Recently, some international students and scholars have been targeted by a scam in which an email sender or caller will claim that they are contacting you from a US government agency regarding an important, time-sensitive matter that requires your immediate attention.

Please note that US government officials will never contact you to ask for money or personal information, such as your social security number, bank account, credit card info, passport number, and so on.

If you receive a suspicious request, please do not provide any information. Instead, let your ISSS advisor know about the call or email, and ask them for guidance.