Published: April 25, 2022

A student recently reported receiving an email with the subject  "Failure to update AR-11 (Alien's change of address card) with USCIS."

The email appeared to be on USCIS letter head, referenced a case number, and threatens the punishment of fine, imprisonment, or removal from the U.S. It indicates that forwarding the email is a crime and asks the recipient to call a 1-877 number. This is a scam.

Do not respond to this email. If you received this email and did respond, please let ISSS know so that we can advise you on next steps.

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If you believe that you received a scam email from USCIS, report it to the Federal Trade Commission. If you are not sure if it is a scam, forward the suspicious email to the USCIS webmaster. USCIS will review the emails received and share with law enforcement agencies as appropriate.

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