Don't Be Scammed
Our office will not call or email individuals requesting or demanding payment for any reason.* However, scammers and cyber thieves will use the threat of law enforcement action as bait for unsuspecting individuals.
Scammers may use fake employee/staff names and numbers, and may alter their caller identifications to appear as if the call is coming from our office to try to steal money and/or identities from their victims.
Individuals need to be wary of phone calls or automated messages from criminals who claim that they are law enforcement officials or represent our office. Criminal callers will then demand immediate payment to "close the investigation," or "fix the problem."
Do NOT fall for these scams.
If you receive a call demanding personal information or payment, hang up immediately.
Do NOT purchase gift cards or other items and send them to the scammer.
Remember, staff will never threaten you or ask for payment over the phone or in an email.
Our office will NOT
- Call an individual demanding an immediate payment for any purpose. If you have been a victim of a scam, you may file a complaint with the Federal Trade Commission (FTC).
- Ask for a credit or debit card number over the phone.
- Ask for banking information over the phone.
- Threaten arrest, revocation of visa status, or deportation for non-payment of invalid fees.
- Threaten legal action, such as a lawsuit.
- Threaten violence against any individual or their family.
If you have been a victim of a scam, you may file a complaint with the Federal Trade Commission (FTC).
To learn more about avoiding scams, click on the links below for more information on common scams and important tips to protect your identity.
*Some exceptions may be made when discussing flag orders from our office.