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Immigration Scams

Beware of Immigration Scams

Many people offer help with immigration services.  Unfortunately, not all are authorized to do so, and the wrong help can hurt you.  Sometimes people are just trying to get your personal information.  This is illegal and may be considered an immigration service scam.  USCIS/USDHS or other US government agencies do not call international visitors asking for money or request to meet at locations other than the agency itself.  Please be aware of this scam targeting international scholars and report any incidents immediately.  Remember reporting scams will not affect your immigration status or pending applications.  Also, many U.S. states allow you to report scams anonymously.

See examples of common scams.

Reporting Immigration Scams

  1. Report the incident to KU Police Department by calling 785-864-5900
  2. Report the incident to US Citizenship & Immigration Services (USCIS) by completing the online form at the USCIS Avoid Scams website.

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