Be Alert for a New Immigration Phone Scam

The American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) has received reports of a potential scam aimed at aliens.  In this scam, a person purporting to be a USCIS officer calls the alien, asks for verification of his or her name and address, and says that there is a discrepancy with the alien’s “A” number.  The scammer then tells the individual to send a sum to Western Union to clear up the discrepancy.

If you receive such a call, please report it to the Federal Trade Commission at this link.