Many international students and scholars studying in the U.S. have recently been victims of multi-phase scams from individuals impersonating employees of DHL, U.S. immigration and law enforcement officers, or investigators from foreign governments. For more information about scams targeting international students and scholars, please see this news report, blog from the Federal Trade Commission, blog from DHS, and ‘Scams Targeting Students’ on the USCIS website.
Common Traits of Scams
Common Types of Scams:
For other types of common fraud schemes, please see the FBI’s website and the IRS’ website.
If you encounter a fraud attempt, please report the incident to the Dashew Center at firstname.lastname@example.org and the appropriate agencies below:
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