What to Do if You are Contacted By a US Government Official

During your stay in the United States, you may receive a phone call, email, text message or in-person visit from a U.S. government official.  So what do you do?

First, do NOT provide any information about yourself, for identity-protection purposes.

Second, ask the person for as many details as possible.

For example, their name, government ID number or badge number, their phone number, what branch of the government they work for and the reason why they are contacting you.

Third, contact the ISSO. We can help you determine if the official is legitimate or if it's a scam. 

If the official is legitimate, we can help you navigate the process.