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USCIS Telephone Scam

August 20, 2013

In an email to stakeholders dated 8/20/13, USCIS announced that a new telephone scam is targeting current USCIS applicants and petitioners. The scammers ask for social security numbers, passport numbers, or A-numbers, and claim there is information that needs correcting for a fee.

The USCIS never asks for payment over the phone, and if you receive a call like this, do not give any information. If you are already a victim of this scam, please report it to the Federal Trade Commission at, or report it to an appropriate state authority. (Visit for information on where to report scams in your state.)

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