Scam Alert: USCIS AR-11 Email

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...

Scam Alert: UNICEF Work From Home Job

Dec. 21, 2021

Be aware of an email phishing scam claiming to be soliciting applications for a UNICEF work-from-home job opportunity. It includes a letter attachment that appears to have been written by Etleva Kadilli, Director and Clinical Counselor of Supply Division of United Nations International Children's Emergency Fund (UNICEF). Scammers may attempt...

Scam Alert: CU Boulder Students Apply for a Student Loan

July 15, 2021

It was reported to ISSS that a phishing email from CollegeLoans is circulating campus. This unsolicited email includes links to alleged student loans. An image of the email appears below (the links to the student loans have been removed). Please be aware that scams are becoming more frequent and more...

Scam Alert: Scammers Using SEVP and HSI Phone Numbers to Target International Students

June 2, 2021

The Student and Exchange Visitor Program (SEVP) has been made aware of a spoofing scam involving individuals using an SEVP Response Center (SRC) phone number (703-603-3400) or a Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) office phone number (757-441-6533) to target nonimmigrant students. Fraudulent callers are claiming to be SEVP representatives and asking...

Scam Alert: Robotics Technologies

March 29, 2021

Robotics Technologies was recently reported to ISSS for emailing students and asking for personal documents (passport, educational documents, I20s and EADs). The emails were unsolicited. Students who had not applied for a position at Robotics Technologies received the emails. Note: Legitimate companies will never send an email asking you for...

Scam Alert: Student Texted by USCIS Imposter

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. Remember: USCIS or any other U.S. governmental agency would never send you a...

Scam Alert: Spoofing Scam Involving Individuals using the SEVP Response Center

Dec. 9, 2020

The Student and Exchange Visitor Program (SEVP) has been made aware of a spoofing scam involving individuals using the SEVP Response Center (SRC) phone numbers (703-603-3400 and 800-892-4829) and claiming to be SRC representatives. The fraudulent callers are inquiring about Form I-94 documents and asking students to provide information regarding...

Scam Alert: Employment-Related Phishing Emails and Scams

Nov. 19, 2020

The University of Colorado Boulder is often the target of attempts to gain personal information through malicious emails, also known as phishing. Recently, ISSS has noticed an increasing number of employment-related phishing emails being sent to our international students. Additionally, these emails appear to be sent from colorado.edu email addresses...

Scam Alert: Beware of Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Imposters

Nov. 3, 2020

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) officials have received reports recently that individual(s) posing as ICE officials are contacting people with a nexus to the immigration system (LPRs, students in F-1 status, etc.) and claiming that there is a problem with their I-94 form. The scammer offers a choice to...

Scam Alert: Housing & Rental Scams

Oct. 31, 2019

The Exchange Visitor Program (EVP) is reporting an increase in phone and email housing rental scams . These scams often involve requests to transfer money to a fradulent relator or landlord. Other reported scams involve phone calls from alleged government representatives demanding personal information and money with threats of deportation...

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