Fake USCIS(United States Citizenship and Immigration Services) Emails

Online scammers are targeting potential victims by sending them fake USCIS emails like the one below. The scammers use fake websites or domain names like presidency.com to trick their potential victims into believing they are legitimate. It is, therefore, recommended that persons visit the legitimate United States Citizenship and Immigration Services website located at www.uscis.gov for information. And, USCIS will never call or email you and request your personal information or payment.

Fake USCIS(United States Citizenship and Immigration Services) Emails

A Fake USCIS(United States Citizenship and Immigration Services) Email

Mula kay: <uscis-office@presidency.com>

Date: Mar, May 21, 2019 nang 11:37 AM

Subject: USCIS

Department of Homeland Security,

U.S Citizenship and

Immigration Services(USCIS),

Application Support Center(A‪SC),

2675 Prosperity Avenue, Fairfax,

VA 22031, United States.

*Phone: ‪+1 (914) 417-9226

*Hearing/Speech Disabilities: TTY ‪(800) 767-1833


As a non-US Citizen outside the United States, the information below will guide you when completing your Work/Residence Permit/Employment Authorization Document (EAD) also known as Form I-765. You are only allowed to complete this Form with BLACK INK.

Please note that your eligibility category to file for Employment Authorization Document (EAD) as a Non-Immigrant qualifies you to become a Lawful Temporary Resident. So your current Immigration Status is a Non-Immigrant Employee H-1B Status while your Eligibility Category is (C)(17)(iii) since your Visa application falls under that of the Employer sponsored H-1B.

You are to state your present Social Security status in your home country and also provide the Social Security Number given if any. You are to also state categorically if you would like to be issued United States Social Security Number and Card.

Your National Insurance, Foreign Affairs Certification, DOS-Case ID and Alien Registration Number (A-Number) shall all be issued alongside your H-1B Visa after authentication and verification by the Department of State (DOS), Office of Authentications in Washington DC.

For U.S. mailing address, please provide the contact and mailing addresses of your U.S Employer. Also include postal codes.

You are advised to leave any field you are not sure of blank, your assigned United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) Processing Officer (Alisa Dillard) is going to complete all unanswered fields with the right information and will also make appropriate corrections where applicable. Remember to also include the name of the USCIS Agent/Processing Officer that will be assisting you in completing your Form if need be. See the next sentence on how to do so.

Go to persons preparing Form other than Applicant, write/print the name of your assigned USCIS Agent/Processing Officer, but leave the field blank for signature and date to be completed by your USCIS Agent.

Kindest Regards,

Angeles Palacios, Alisa Dillard, Michael Barry, Kieu T. Cao, Rosalie Buckholz and Lalaine Cabral

USCIS Processing Officers, Deputy Field Office Director and Account Officers in charge.

Fairfax Office, Department of Homeland Security, United States.

Disclaimer: The information available on this mail is intended only for the recipient, and many details which are relevant to particular circumstances may have been omitted. It is a complete statement of immigration and nationality law or policy. When deciding applications, caseworkers in the office of United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) will follow the relevant casework guidance instructions and the immigration rules and nationality law. Any inquiries, complaints and the use and re-use of this information resource should be sent by e-mail: ‪uscis-office@presidency.com United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) Office © 2019 - All rights reserved.

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January 23, 2023 at 12:53 PM by
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an anonymous user from: Windhoek East, Khomas, Namibia

Hi, I'm Tomas I received the same email today from USCIS, but me I have applied for a job @ covanta than they send me a interview question after interview questions than they send a contract after 5 days,, in the mail that they send today they include form that I need to fill and the invoice for my visa, work permit and ticket that was paid.! But I think this is a scam


November 12, 2021 at 3:04 AM by
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an anonymous user from: Menteng, Jakarta, JABODETABEK, Indonesia

I'm Nova from Indonesia, I got a job at Cleveland Clinic and I got an email from USCIS <uscis.applications-center@f5.si>, they advised me to pay some fees amounting to 800.00 USD. Is this email a scam email? Please help to explain thank you very much.


August 23, 2021 at 7:15 PM by
Fake USCIS(United States Citizenship and Immigration Services) Emails
an anonymous user from: Bangkok, Huai Khwang, Thailand

I just received an email claiming to be USCIS and asking me to pay for various fees. which I was surprised to have to pay without going through an embassy in my country.

>>>This message was sent<<<

The following is a breakdown of the cost of obtaining an Employment Authorization Document (EAD)/Residence/Work Permit.

• USCIS Fee: 410.00USD (Exceptions available for some application reasons; i.e, Disability Waiver)

• Application Assistance Fee: 180.00USD (Exceptions available for some application reasons)

• Biometrics Fee: 110.00USD (Exceptions available for some application reasons)

• Department of State (DOS) Application Authentication Fee: 305.00USD

• Total Fee: 1,005.00USD

All you are required to do is to request for the authorization of your EAD by obtaining a Fee Stamp and Notary Clearance to File your Application in order to complete the Fee Stamp and Action Block section of your submitted Form I-765.

You can now proceed to complete your payment to the information given below to obtain your Fee Stamp and notary clearance via your Filing Officer. Your proof of payment which should be sent to us afterwards should contain your full name, phone number and address for authentication purposes.

•Bank name: First Bank & Trust Co. - Kingsport

•Name Assigned to Account: Jessica I. Adams

•Routing No: 051404464

•Account No: 2040228033

•Swift Code: FBTEUS41XXX

•Address: 1108 E Stone Dr, Kingsport, TN 37660


August 21, 2021 at 7:11 PM by
Fake USCIS(United States Citizenship and Immigration Services) Emails
an anonymous user from: Little Baguio, San Juan, National Capital Region, Philippines

I received an email from uscis.gov@dhs.org is this a scam?


August 21, 2021 at 8:22 PM by
Fake USCIS(United States Citizenship and Immigration Services) Emails

What does the email say?


March 12, 2021 at 6:09 PM by
Fake USCIS(United States Citizenship and Immigration Services) Emails
an anonymous user from: Davao del Sur, Davao City, Davao Region, Philippines

uscis.gov@f5.sI This is a scam email? They are communicating with me thru email claiming that they are from USCIS. However, they are not calling me and asking for money. They provide me the details and documents needed for my visa. They even emailed me that my employer has paid all the visa processing, foreign affair certifications, national insurance, and flight ticket processing fees.


November 22, 2022 at 4:15 AM by
Fake USCIS(United States Citizenship and Immigration Services) Emails
an anonymous user from: Khomas, Namibia

I got the exact same email,was it a scam


June 12, 2020 at 4:50 AM by
Fake USCIS(United States Citizenship and Immigration Services) Emails
an anonymous user from: Makati City, Metro Manila, Philippines

"This is in reference to inquiries from you and your Employer regarding the issuance of Employment Authorization Document or Residence Permit, Work Permit, Visa, Foreign Affairs Certificate and National Insurance to enable you live and work legally here. We would like to bring to your notice that we are in receipt of the Hard Copies of your Agreement Contract as forwarded to us by your Employer, Hess Corporation.

As our being in contact with your Employer, we just received a notification from our Account Officers now that your Employer contacted them not quite long that they will be responsible for the payment for your Visa, Foreign Affairs Certification and Flight Ticket, while you are to bear the charges of your Residence Work Permit.

In accordance with the Law of the United States, it is the duty of any Foreign Contractor/Agent/Employee to pay responsibly for the procurement and acquisition of Residence Work Permit.

According to the Law which is holding the U.S Department of Homeland Security and Diplomatic Services, the Employer will take the responsibility of obtaining Flight ticket, Visa and Foreign Affairs for the Employee, while the Employee will cater for his/her Residence Work Permit/Employment Authorization Document (EAD).

Attached here are the official Visa and Work Permit Application Forms courtesy of the United States Department of Justice Immigration and Naturalization Service (DOJ-INS). You are required to print out the Forms, fill in correctly the required information in the spaces provided after which you are required to send back the scanned copy of the completed Forms to us as email attachments.

As soon as you have completed the Application Forms, you are then required to scan and send back to us the following as listed below;

* Scanned copy of the completely filled Residence Work Permit Application Form/EAD.

* Scanned copy of the Visa Application Form

* Scanned copy of an issued Medical Certificate of fitness/health report document from a reputable health institution using the attached Medical Examination and Vaccination Records Form as a guide/reference.

* Scanned copy of your International Passport

* Scanned copy of two(2) recent passport sized photographs

* Your designated address, to be correctly and clearly written in the email body, where your traveling documentations would be sent to.

The following is a breakdown of the total cost of applying for an Employment Authorization Document or Residence Work Permit with Application Assistance:

• Application Assistance Fee: 180.00USD

• USCIS Fee: 410.00USD (Exceptions available for some application reasons; i.e, Disability Waiver)

• Biometrics Fee: 85.50USD (Exceptions available for some application reasons)

• Total Fee: 675.50USD

We now have strict penalties for any Applicant found to be involved in any fraudulent means to obtain Employment Authorization Document. It is a criminal offense and anyone found wanting will be made to face the full wrath of the law and will also be banned from entering the United States for a minimum period of Ten (10) Years.

Upon the receipt of the above mentioned requirements, we shall take the necessary steps to process all your required Immigration Documents. Upon successful approval of your Immigration Documents by the Department of State (DOS), Office of Authentications in Washington DC, the Hard Copies of your Contract Agreement, Appointment Letter and Traveling/Immigration Documents shall be couriered to you and the United States Embassy in your home country or current country of residence to enable you complete your Biometrics Authentications. You are to proceed to the United States Embassy with your sealed processed documents as soon as you receive them.

NOTE: Your documents would be processed here in the United States on your behalf by our Office. The processing of your Traveling Documents will only take us five to eight working days to be done and ready for use, during which all formal documentation processes and approval will be carried out.

All you are advised to do now is to get back to us with your filled Application Forms alongside with other supportive documents. We shall instruct you on how to proceed with the filing of your USCIS, Biometrics and Application Assistance Services fees for EAD/Residence Work Permit Document as soon as we receive your filled Application Forms. You are to direct all enquiries regarding your Forms to our Office as your Processing Officer would be glad to assist you.

Thank you for your co-operation and we await your email and the necessary requirements, so as for further actions to be taken.

Kindest Regards,

Beverly Jean, Ivonne Linnet, Ronald Carl and Dorie Bennett

USCIS Processing Officers, Deputy Field Office Director, Filing Officer and Account Officer in charge.

USCIS Field Office, Department of Homeland Security, United States."

I received this.


January 23, 2023 at 12:54 PM by
Fake USCIS(United States Citizenship and Immigration Services) Emails
an anonymous user from: Windhoek East, Khomas, Namibia

It's a scam they send me the same email


March 14, 2022 at 4:40 AM by
Fake USCIS(United States Citizenship and Immigration Services) Emails
an anonymous user from: Urdaneta, Makati, National Capital Region, Philippines

Did you contact any of them?

Like Beverly Jean, Ivonne Linnet and/or Ronald Carl?


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