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30 January 2014

Scam Alert – Caller ID Spoofing

WARNING: We have received several reports of the following scam in just the past few days!

In recent weeks, we learned of a new telephone scam targeting USCIS applicants and petitioners. Scammers are using a technique called “Caller ID spoofing” to display a misleading or inaccurate phone number in a recipient’s Caller ID.

The scammer poses as a USCIS official and requests personal information (such as Social Security number, passport number, or A-number), identifies supposed issues in the recipient’s immigration records, and asks for payment to correct these records. Often, scammers will threaten victims with deportation or other negative consequences if they do not pay.

If you receive a call like that, USCIS urges you to hang up immediately.

USCIS never asks for any form of payment or personal information over the phone. Do not give payment or personal information over the phone to anyone who claims to be a USCIS official. In general, we encourage you to protect your personal information and not to provide details about your immigration application in any public area.

If someone claiming to be from USCIS calls making threats such as deportation and tells you to make a money transfer or go to a store or drug store to purchase a money order, voucher or make some other type of money exchange, payment or withdrawal - do not go along with it - hang up and report it!

If you have been a victim of this telephone scam, please report it to the Federal Trade Commission at https://www.ftccomplaintassistant.gov/, or report it to an appropriate state authority. (Visit  www.uscis.gov/avoidscams for information on where to report scams in your state.)

If you have a question about your immigration record, please call the National Customer Service Center at 1-800-375-5283, or make an InfoPass appointment by visiting our website at http://infopass.uscis.gov/

29 January 2014

El secretario Johnson da la bienvenida a nuevos ciudadanos estadounidenses


La semana pasada, el secretario del DHS, Jeh Johnson , junto a la directora interina de USCIS, Lori Scialabba, le dieron la bienvenida a 468 nuevos ciudadanos en una Ceremonia Especial de Naturalización realizada en el Northern Virginia Community College en Alexandria, VA. 
 
Visite el blog del DHS para ver fotos y obtener más información.  

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27 January 2014

Secretary Johnson Welcomes New U.S. Citizens

Last week, DHS Secretary Jeh Johnson joined USCIS Acting Director Lori Scialabba to welcome 468 new U.S. citizens at a special Naturalization Ceremony held at Northern Virginia Community College in Alexandria, Virginia. Visit the DHS blog to see photos and learn more.

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