Beware of fake phone calls from those posing as government agents. There are widespread reports of phone scams by con artists making requests for payment through gift cards and wire transfers. These scammers often threaten deportation if payment is refused. The IRS will never telephone to ask for money. Please review advice on the IRS website at

There are similar scams reported of  individuals posing as USCIS and altering their caller ID to look like the call is from immigration.  If you receive a call, follow the reporting advice at