EOIR Warns of Scammers Spoofing Agency Phone Number

September 1, 2022

By Immigration Group

This article was prepared with the assistance of ABIL, the Alliance of Business Immigration Lawyers, of which Loan Huynh, Fredrikson Immigration Department Chair, is a member.

The Executive Office for Immigration Review (EOIR) announced that it has recently been notified of phone calls that spoof the Arlington Immigration Court as part of a misinformation campaign. The callers often “spoof,” or fake, the immigration court’s main line, 703-305-1300, so the calls appear to be coming from EOIR on the recipient’s caller ID.

In this scam, fraudulent callers posing as EOIR employees or officers advise individuals that their social security number has been compromised and request money from the victims.

Questions about individual immigration court cases may be directed to the Automated Case Information Hotline at 1-800-898-7180, the Automated Case Information System, or the Immigration Court Online Resource.