Callers posing as immigration officials from the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) or other government agencies, contact unsuspecting individuals to obtain their personal identification and other documentation. Beware, these are imposters and you should cut the communication immediately.
These individuals contact unsuspecting immigrants to inform them that they are following up on some problem with your application or petition and that they need certain information from you to be able to settle the problem. These imposters will ask you for personal information, such as social security or other sensitive data such as credit card information and request payment of whatever sum they invent in order to correct the mistake or problem. They can even go so far as to threaten you with possible deportation.
Officials or employees from USCIS never contact the public by phone and never ever request any form of payment over the phone. All communication from these agencies is by mail and on official letter head stationary. Immediately hang up the phone and contact an immigration attorney who can direct you how to report this incident to the Federal Trade Commission. Speaking with an experienced and skilled immigration attorney, authorized to handle cases before these agencies will instruct you on how to proceed.
These cases are becoming more and more prevalent and USCIS has asked the public to report these cases of fraud. By reporting this scam to the pertinent government agencies you are assisting both those government agencies to crack down on this scam, as well as the unsuspecting public.
An experienced attorney authorized to practice immigration law in Dallas, throughout Texas, can assure that your case moves forward as quickly as possible and is handled correctly.