Department of Homeland Security reports DHS telephone numbers being used in scam

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has issued a fraud alert to warn people of reports that DHS telephone numbers are being used in a scam. DHS reports the spoofing scam is targeting people throughout the country. The perpetrators of the scam represent themselves as employees with “U.S. Immigration” or other government entities. They alter caller ID systems to make it appear that the call is coming from the DHS HQ Operator number (202-282-8000) or the DHS Civil Rights and Civil Liberties (CRCL) number (202-401-1474). The scammers are telling people they are victims of identity theft, and getting individuals to give them personal information to then steal their identity. Scammers are also posing as law enforcement or immigration officials and threaten victims with arrest unless they make payments to the scammers. Read more here >>>

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