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A Division of the International Studies Office

Scam Alert

November 4, 2022

If you receive a call from someone claiming to be a government official, you should:

  • Always check with ISO first !!! NEVER give the person any personal or financial information.
    • If you have given out your financial information, contact your financial institution immediately!
    • Do not provide debit card, credit card, gift cards, cryptocurrency, or any form of payment!
  • ISO and the US Government and its agencies will never ask you to pay fees via phone or email.
  • Try to collect contact information from the caller.
  • End the conversation immediately if threats and intimidation persist.
  • Immediately contact ISO and U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Homeland Security Investigations Tip Line to report the scam.
  • Inform UVA Police Department with the details of your phone call. UVA Police Department's phone number is 434-924-7166.


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