Fake immigration email

A man reported receiving an email from what appeared to be U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) stating he failed to report a change of address and threatened him with arrest, deportation and fines. After contacting the “USCIS Helpline,” the individual provided the scammer with two forms of identification and received repeated phone calls from an unknown individual purporting to be an immigration agent. The scammer demanded he purchase Target gift cards in the amount of $375 to avoid criminal and financial consequences. The individual purchased 12 gift cards totaling $4,500 to be transferred to the scammer. Police were contacted, and the student discontinued communication with the scammer.