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The Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) has provided information about a scam currently being targeted at international students. The scam includes people saying they are calling from ICE and asking for payment.
A legitimate ICE employee will never ask an international student or scholar for payment. If you are contacted by someone representing themselves as U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) personnel and you are asked for money, sexual favors, or merchandise, please report the fraudulent scheme to the ICE Tip Line at 1-866-347-2423 and international affairs at S&T at email@example.com or 341-4208.
Getting a call from someone who says they are from ICE is scary and maybe unexpected. If you are contacted by someone who says they are from ICE, you should stay composed, be polite, and ask why you are being contacted. You can also ask for the caller’s name, title, and contact information (phone and/or email). You should not give out any personal information, such as your passport, visa, social security number, or SEVIS ID numbers. If the caller asks for payment of any type, you should hang up and contact the ICE Tip Line mentioned above. You may also contact the ICE Office of Professional Responsibility for assistance in determining the legitimacy of a call.
If you have concerns about your non-immigrant status, please contact international affairs at S&T at firstname.lastname@example.org or 341-4208.