The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) issued a fraud alert to warn the public.
Scammers are abusing a DHS telephone number. They altered their caller ID to make it seem like the call is coming from the DHS OIG* hotline (1-800-323-8603) and identify themselves as “U.S. immigration employees”.
The scammer then demands personal information, often by telling the person that they called that they are victims of identity theft.
USCIS asks the public to remember that it never asks for payment over the phone or in an email. If USCIS needs you to send a payment, you will receive an official letter with instructions.
- OIG: Office of the Inspector General, the office that oversees USCIS operations.