Published: Dec. 23, 2020

A CU student recently reported receiving a text from someone pretending to be USCIS. The text message indicated that there are legal charges against the student and gave them a phone number to call about the issue.

USCIS Scam text message

Remember: USCIS or any other U.S. governmental agency would never send you a text regarding a case involving you unless you had already given them permission to do so in writing, such as on Form G-1145.

Reporting Scams

In addition to reporting a scam to the local police department, our ISSS office, and the Office of Information Technology at CU Boulder, you can also report a scam to the following offices:

If you are the target of a scam, you may want to contact the following on-campus offices to seek additional support or assistance:

Additional Information About Scams