Friday, June 14, 2013

Scam Alert: Individuals Misrepresenting Themselves as DHS Employees Calling Indian Nationals

There have been recent reports of Indian nationals in the U.S. receiving phone calls from people falsely representing themselves as DHS employees asking the foreign nationals to pay a penalty via money transfer to resolve discrepancies in their immigration cases.  The people making the phone calls have had access to personal information such as passport numbers and foreign addresses and have threatened adverse actions such as deportation. 

According to one source, phone calls have come from Ohio numbers with a 567 area code and Washington, DC number with a 202 area code.

The Department of State, USCIS and the CIS Ombudsman are aware of the situation. If you have been contacted by someone claiming to represent the Department of Homeland Security, please contact immediately.