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Employers beware of new Form I-9 scam

Posted by Complete Payroll | Nov 8, 2017 8:41:04 AM

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Many employers are receiving scam emails that appear to be coming from United States Citizenship and Immigration Services requesting Form I-9 information - even though employers are not required to submit I-9 Forms to USCIS.

The scam

Scam emails are coming from a fradulent email address (news@uscis.gov), which is NOT a valid USCIS email address. The bodies of the emails themselves could contain the employer's address, labels for the USCIS and the Office of Inspector General and a fradulent download button. USCIS is encouraging employers not to respond to these emails or click any of the links within them.


Any business who has received a scam e-mail should report the incident on the FTC Complaint
Assistant web page on the Federal Trade Commission's website. Employers who are unsure if it is a scam should forward the suspicious e-mail to the USCIS webmaster. USCIS will review the e-mail and share it with law enforcement agencies if appropriate.

Form I-9

Form I-9 is used to verify an employee's eligibility to legally accept work in the United States. Employers must complete Form I-9 for all newly-hired employees. The I-9 Form contains sensitive information such as an employee's full legal name, date of birth and Social Security Number.

For more information about the I-9 Form, click here.

Topics: Labor law, Employees, Payroll

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