EOIR Warns of Scammers Spoofing Agency Phone Number
FALLS CHURCH, VA – The Executive Office for Immigration Review (EOIR) today announced it has recently been notified of phone calls that spoof the Arlington Immigration Court as part of a misinformation campaign. The callers will often “spoof,” or fake, the immigration court’s main line, 703-305-1300, so the calls appear to be coming from EOIR on the recipient’s caller ID.
In this scam, fraudulent callers posing as EOIR employees or officers advise individuals that their social security number has been compromised and request money from the victims. These calls are fraudulent; EOIR personnel do not call individuals regarding social security numbers or to request money. To protect yourself, be wary of answering phone calls from numbers you do not recognize. Never give out your personal information over the phone to individuals you do not know.
If you have a question about your immigration court case, please call the Automated Case Information Hotline at 1-800-898-7180, or visit the Automated Case Information System or the Immigration Court Online Resource.