Employer Alert – Form I-9 Scam

I-9 scam alert

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), has alerted employers to an email phishing scam requesting Form I-9 information. Recently, some employers have received fraudulent emails requesting Form I-9 information. These emails appear to be from USCIS; they are not. USCIS advises that you do not respond to these emails or click the links in them.

Employers are not required to submit Forms I-9 to USCIS. In fact, employers do not provide the government with the Form I-9 unless they are the subject of a worksite enforcement investigation by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE). Employers must retain Forms I-9 for all current employees and terminated employees until retention requirements have been met. Once an employee is terminated, their I-9 needs to be kept for three years from the date of hire or one year after termination, whichever is later.

The award-winning I-9 Management solutions from Equifax can help you manage I-9 compliance and stay on top of which I-9s your organization must keep and which I-9s to discard. Our Auto Purge feature uses The Work Number® database to automatically purge historical I-9s when retention requirements have been met – eliminating manual tracking and reducing risk.

Contact us today to learn more about how we can help eliminate manual tracking and reduce your I-9 compliance risk.

About Brian Elfrink

Brian Elfrink leads the strategic direction and development for I-9 Management, E-Verify, and Remote I-9 solutions. He is responsible for new product initiatives, legislative analysis, and product management for all areas of Form I-9. In addition, Brian is responsible for analyzing and tracking market and client needs for new requirements related to identity and employment authorization and immigration reform.

During his 10 year tenure with Equifax, Brian has held strategic roles within Finance, Accounting, and Sales Operations. Brian received his Bachelor of Science in Business (Accounting) degree from Fontbonne University, his Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree from Lindenwood University, and is a certified Six Sigma – LEAN Green Belt.