SEVIS I-901 Fee Fraud Alert
Recently, the Student and Exchange Visitor Program (SEVP) became aware that scammers are targeting students in the Chicago area in an attempt to solicit funds on behalf of the I-901 Student and Exchange Visitor Information System (SEVIS) Fee. Scammers are requesting those targeted to send up to $4,000 to avoid deportation. The scammers are using the 'Location Services' app on students' cellular devices to find the students' location and threaten them with continued pursuit if they do not receive the money. The incidents are currently under investigation by the Chicago Police Department and SEVP intends to cooperate fully and will provide additional information as it becomes available.
The following are Red Flags to lookout for to help identify if the call you receive is indeed a scammer:
What to do if you receive this type of phone call?
If you have any questions or think you've been targeted by one of these scammers, please contact OISS.
Office of International Students & Scholars