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2015 年 5 月 9 日


留学の注意点 その33:Fraud(詐欺)に注意!

最近the U.S. Department of Homeland SecurityをかたってF1ビザで滞在中の留学生を対象に詐欺が起こっています。

詐欺者たちはLocation Service appを使って学生の居所をサーチし、執拗に何度も連絡して追跡しているとのことでした。






General Information
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.

Below, please refer to the detailed instructions when handling any future fraud incidents, should they arise:

Red Flag 1
Students should disregard any phone call from a person attempting to collect an I-901 Fee on behalf of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement and SEVP. The process that SEVP has in place for the collections of unpaid I-901 Fees does not involve contacting students via phone to threaten or request money.

Red Flag 2
Additionally, scammers are reportedly requesting up to $4,000 in I-901 Fees; an I-901 Fee is $200 at the most. The only time the requested Fee will be more is if a student has a returned check. The additional amount would be limited to small, related service charges for bank processing.
What to do if your student receives this type of phone call?
Students should not give any information to the person on the phone, nor should they send any funds to the scammers. Those targeted need to immediately call their local Police Department and contact their school official to report the incident to SEVP.


以前、IRSをかたる詐欺電話にあったことがあります。US Governmentを名乗る電話があっても、まずはびびらない!


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