The Immigration Scam– Imposter Calling

Targeting Immigrants with Threats and Fear

What You Should Know



If someone claiming to be a government official or law enforcement officer calls making threats such as deportation, beware. It's quite likely a scammer out to defraud you of potentially thousands of dollars.

How Does It Work?



A number appears on your caller ID that may look like a legitimate government number. When answered, the caller poses as a USCIS, government official or law enforcement officer saying that there is a problem with the application. The scammer then says that more information is required to continue the immigration process. They will then go on to ask sensitive personal and financial information and demand payment, while threatening deportation or arrest.

What You Should Do



Remember, USCIS will never ask for any form of payment over the phone or in an email. Do not give payment over the phone to anyone who claims to be a USCIS official.

Need to get the specifics on the number? Check out YouMail's online phone directory to see if that number has negative reports or is from a known scammer.

Our BEST Advice



Let calls from numbers you don't recognize roll to voicemail. Voicemail really is your best defense against fraud. And if you're a YouMail customer, even better! YouMail identifies known scam callers. They will hear an "out of service" message and those pesky scammers (and telemarketers) will take you off their list for good.

How YouMail Can Help Stop Scams Today



YouMail customers are protected from scammers, spammers and other unwanted callers. And it's 100% totally free. Our exceptional call blocking and caller ID capabilities effectively block calls and remove any and all numbers from robocaller lists – FOREVER.