Alerts and Messages
ALERT (April 5, 2018): The U.S. Department of State has been notified of several cases of attempted blackmail involving persons claiming to be representatives of either 1) U.S. institutions of higher education, 2) EducationUSA, or 3) the U.S. Department of State. These incidents involve calls or emails to current students or graduates of U.S. colleges or universities alleging that if the student does not pay an amount of money, usually to authenticate a degree or enrollment status, that the student will face consequences including losing his/her employment, deportation from his/her country of residence, or losing his/her degree. Please exercise caution and contact your educational institution directly, or local EducationUSA center to follow up on any such calls. EducationUSA will never request payment for any service in this way, and does not authenticate diplomas or enrollment. You should also contact local law enforcement agencies as appropriate. EducationUSA only promotes institutions accredited by accrediting bodies recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.