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"Hello? You want to deport me?" scam targets international students

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Posted at 12:42 PM, Jan 03, 2019
and last updated 2019-01-03 12:44:18-05

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WKBW) — Officials at the University of Buffalo are warning international students about a phone scam. Students have been receiving calls from people claiming to be officials from the Department of Homeland Security.

Typically, the calls have come from numbers beginning with (716) 645-xxxx and are specifically using UB's ISS phone number: (716) 645-2258. The callers try solicit money from students and threaten to have them deported. Scammers are also telling students to leave their home, go to a secluded spot, and do not talk to any school authorities.

Scammers are also telling students to leave their home, go to a secluded spot, and do not talk to any school authorities.
Officials remind you that NO government agency will ever call you asking for money or personal information, like your social security number, passport number or visa number.

If you have questions about a call you received, call the UB's ISS office at (716) 645-2258.

You can also report the call to UPD at (716) 645-2222. For more information on common scams, please visit The ISS website.