Scammers have all sorts of ways of trying to trick and steal from people. Unfortunately, the people who have just come to the U.S., who are not familiar with American government systems and who may not even have a strong grasp of the English language can be prime targets for scammers. Given how devastating immigrations scams can be – as well as how important immigration matters and cases can be to noncitizens, in this blog series, we will take a closer look at the most common types of immigration scams that are perpetrated in the U.S.

If you have an immigration issue that needs to be resolved and want to ensure that you don’t end up losing money (or possibly more) to immigration scams, don’t hesitate to contact the trusted and experienced Los Angeles immigration attorneys at the Hanlon Law Group, P.C.

A Look at the Top Immigration Scams in the U.S.

1. Telephone Immigration Scams

Immigration scams can be as cunning as they are devastating. Here’s a look at some of the most common immigration scams, according to USCIS.

Immigration scams can be as cunning as they are devastating. Here’s a look at some of the most common immigration scams, according to USCIS.

One of the most common types of immigration scams is the telephone scam. This usually involves:

  • Someone calling you, pretending to be an agent with USCIS (U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services) or some other type of government official.
  • A request for your sensitive personal information, like your social security number, your banking formation, your Passport number, your A-number, etc.
  • A request for you to make a payment over the phone to fix some “problem” with your immigration case and/or to facilitate the processing of your case.

With these immigrations scams, you should know that the USCIS will NEVER call you to ask you to make some type of payment over the phone. So, if you do end up being the target of a phone scam:

  • Say “no” or “no thank you.”
  • Never give out any of your personal information to the caller.
  • Hang up the phone.

We will resume this discussion about common immigration scams in a few upcoming parts of this blog series – be sure to look for them!

Los Angeles, California Immigration Lawyers at the Hanlon Law Group, P.C.

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