Scammers often target international students and scholars across the U.S. They frequently act like government or immigration officials to scare you into giving out money or personal information.
If you ever receive a phone call or email asking about your immigration status, personal information, or seeking immediate payment, be suspicious. It is important that you protect your personal information.
U.S. government agencies or representatives will not require payment from you over phone or email. All requests for official payments will arrive on government stationery. Our office will always use your IU email for formal communication.
Contact us with any questions about potential scams. Reporting scams will not affect your immigration application, petition, or status.