Scammers are using Student and Exchange Visitor Program (SEVP) and Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) phone numbers to target international students in the US. This was confirmed in a news alert from the Officer of International Affairs at The Ohio State University on June 7, as reported in its school paper The Lantern.
DHS last issued a fraud advisory to warn students about scammers using SEVP phone numbers back in December 2020. At the time, scammers enquired about Form I-94 documents and asked for students’ financial information. Now that it has resurfaced, international students in the US should arm themselves with the following information.
Scammers posing as SEVP, HSI officials
Students who get a call from the SEVP phone number 703-603-3400 or HSI phone number 757-441-6533 should be on high alert. Fraudulent callers are claiming to be SEVP representatives, convincing students to reveal personal immigration…