Scammers using SEVP and HSI phone numbers to target international students
The following was an alert message sent to internationals students at The Ohio State University on June 7, 2021.
Description of Scam
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 students to provide their immigration information, such as their Alien Registration Number or Form I-94, “Arrival/Departure Record,” information, or face deportation.
If you are a victim of this spoof call, please report the incident to the HSI online tip line. If you are unsure about the validity of a call from an SEVP official, you can also reach out to the Office of International Affairs.