Fraudulent scam warning
ISSS has learned of a new phishing attempt. This fraudulent scam email appears to be sent by the US Department of Homeland Security’s US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) and asks the recipient to call USCIS to update their AR-11 Change of Address Card.
The email may appear on USCIS letterhead and be sent from an email address ending with “@uscis, dhs.gov.” The scam email may also reference a case number, threaten punishment of a fine, imprisonment, or removal from the United States, and indicate that forwarding the email is a crime that can result in arrest.
Please do not respond to this phishing attempt and do not click on any of the links or attachments in the email. If you received this scam email and already responded, please let your ISSS advisor know so that they can advise you on the next steps.
To learn how to properly meet your address reporting requirements, please follow the instructions provided on the ISSS Updating Your Contact Info page.
Unfortunately, every year a number of scams target international students and scholars in the US. These encounters can be troubling and you may want to resolve them as quickly as possible, but there are some steps you should take to avoid being scammed. For scam prevention tips and resources, please visit the ISSS Protect Yourself from Scams page.
Last updated May 20, 2022