Scam Information

The U.S. Department of State has contacted all U.S. schools who sponsor international students and scholars about the problem of scams. Common types of scams occur by phone, mail, and through the internet.

Phone Scams

Mail Scams

Online Scams

Protect Yourself

Protect your personal information, account information, and social media. Scammers may be based in your home country and speak your native language. Be sure to protect your non-U.S. account information as well.

Online Resources on How to Protect Yourself from Scams

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services - Avoid Scams


Visit Brandeis Campus Police and the ISSO for assistance. You will not get in trouble for telling us about a criminal or suspicious activity.