USCIS has learned that employers have received scam e-mails requesting Form I-9 information that appear to come from USCIS. Employers are not required to submit Forms I-9 to USCIS.
These scam e-mails come from a fraudulent e-mail address: firstname.lastname@example.org. This is not a USCIS e-mail address. The body of the e-mail may contain USCIS and Office of the Inspector General labels, your address, and a fraudulent download button that links to a non-government web address (uscis-online.org). Do not respond to these e-mails or click the links in them.
If you get a suspicious-looking e-mail, you can double-check its legitimacy by sending it to USCIS via: email@example.com. USCIS will review the e-mails received and share with law enforcement agencies as appropriate.
Visit the Avoid Scams Initiative (www.uscis.gov/avoid-scams) for more information on common scams and other important tips. If you believe that you received a scam e-mail requesting Form I-9 information from USCIS, report it to the Federal Trade Commission (www.ftcomplaintassistant.gov).
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