International Students


This scam starts when you receive a phone call from someone claiming to be from a government agency or police department that tries to scare you into paying money for fines that do not exist.

The person usually knows specific information about you, like your date of birth. They will say that you owe a fine and requests immediate payment by credit card or electronic transfer. When you ask questions, the person becomes aggressive and threatens you with deportation.

To avoid this scam: