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Avoid Immigration Scams

A scam is dishonest scheme performed by an individual, group, or company to try and take your money or something else valuable. These are criminals who are lying to you to try and steal your money. 

How Scams Work

We have heard from international students and scholars at MSU that they have received phone calls or emails from strangers who pretend to be government officials. Typically these people will say they are from the IRS, FBI, or Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and they threaten that they will deport you or arrest you if you don't transfer money to them right away. 

More Information on Scams

OISS Live blog Scam Phone Calls Targeting International Students & How to Respond

U.S Citizenship and Immigration Services official website for information on common scams, where to find help, where to report scams, etc.

Contact MSU Police or OISS if you receive suspicious call or email.