Tips to Stay Safe
Don't be a victim
A final note, scammers have targeted international students as well as other populations.
- No federal or state agency will demand money immediately and not let you off the telephone. They will not arrest you.
- There is no international tax charged by the IRS and the IRS does not ask the FBI, state police, or any other agency to arrest you for not paying an international tax.
- It is true the scammers have information about you – they find it on the Internet on Facebook, Twitter, etc. Be mindful about what you post about yourself, and what others post about you. Don’t be a victim.
Students who are charged (not just convicted) with such offenses as driving under the influence (DUI), shoplifting, drugs (including marijuana in small amounts) will in most cases have their visas revoked by the State Department. Usually you are emailed about this but you may not get the email. Don’t be surprised if you are refused entry to the U .S. after a brief visit outside the U.S. if you have been charged with a criminal offense.Next Page: Safeguard your documents