Department of Homeland Security warns residents of phone scams

SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) -- The Department of Homeland Security wants you to be on the lookout for a phone scam.

Scammers identify themselves as U.S. immigration employees and they make the call seem like it is coming from the DHS hotline.

They then demand the individual provide personally identifiable information, often by telling them they are victims of identity theft.

The DHS says if you receive a call demanding information or payment hang up immediately.

You can report the call by calling the agency's customer service center.
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