ICE alert that it has received information indicating a possible scam targeting non-citizens, by individuals claiming to work for ICE’s Detention Reporting and Information Line (DRIL).
U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) has received information indicating a possible scam targeting non-citizens, by individuals claiming to work for ICE’s Detention Reporting and Information Line (DRIL). Information provided to ICE indicates that imposters have contacted individual non-citizens claiming that there are issues with their immigration cases and requesting money be sent in to rectify the situation. To be clear, ICE’s DRIL operators do not make outbound calls or ever request money from individuals. The public is urged to alert ICE as soon as possible if a call is received along with any other additional information that could be useful to investigate the responsible individuals or entities committing this scheme.
To notify ICE of any suspicious activity as identified above, please contact the Joint Intake Center at (866) 347-2423 or submit an online form. This information is also posted the DRIL page on ice.gov. The public may also contact the DRIL directly at (888)351-4024, Monday through Friday (excluding holidays) from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. (Eastern Time).
Content has been posted on ICE’s official Twitter and Facebook accounts, linking back to the DRIL page.
Source: AILA.org (March 6, 2015). ICE Issues Alert on Scam Targeting Noncitizens. AILA Doc No. 15030900. Retrieved March 9, 2015 from http://aila.org/infonet/ice-issues-alert-scam-targeting-noncitizens