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Scam Alerts and Fraud Warnings

Avoid Payment Scams: USCIS Does Not Accept Fees By Phone or Email

USCIS warns stakeholders to be aware of immigration scams, including instances in which scammers call or email pretending to be a government official. USCIS notes that it will never ask for payment over the phone or in an email.
AILA Doc. No. 16082402

USCIS Alert Regarding Immigration Scams on Expanded DACA/DAPA

USCIS alert reminding stakeholders that due to a temporary injunction issued in Texas v. United States, USCIS has been prevented from accepting requests under the expanded DACA guidelines and suspended plans to accept requests for DAPA.
AILA Doc. No. 15040660

USCIS Alert: Be Careful of Immigration Scams During Tax Season

USCIS alert regarding scams during tax season, urging the immigrant community to be aware of tax preparers that offer to also help prepare and file immigration forms. Individuals and businesses that prepare tax returns may not be authorized to assist with immigration services.
AILA Doc. No. 15033060

AILA Consumer Advisory: Deferred Action for Certain Young Immigrants: Don’t Get Scammed!

AILA adds Spanish language advisory following the 8/3/12 USCIS release of updated DACA FAQs. This document cautions those who will apply for deferred action to wait until 8/15/12 as well as listing detailed eligibility criteria as outlined by USCIS.
AILA Doc. No. 12062148

AILA Warns of Scam Aimed at Immigration Attorneys

AILA warns members of a scam aimed at immigration attorneys by individuals who claim that they are seeking to invest in the United States and require legal representation.
AILA Doc. No. 11100332