Beware of Scam Email Targeting Indian Immigrants

There have been several reports of a recent scam targeting those in the U.S. with a nonimmigrant visa, primarily individuals from India. These individuals are receiving an email as follows:


The email claims that a warrant has been issued for a background check because the individual failed to update their AR-11 (Alien’s Change of Address Card). The email is also asking individuals to register for a background check by calling a toll free number.

If you receive this email, please do NOT respond and do NOT call the toll free line. This email is NOT a legitimate email from the government. As you can see, the email is coming from This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Any official emails from the government will end in “.gov”.

By: Rahul Reddy

Rahul is the founding partner of Reddy & Neumann P.C. His practice covers employment-based immigration, in which he represents corporate clients in far-ranging industries. 


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