Fotonovelas

As part of our ongoing effort to raise awareness about scams targeting the Latino community, we have developed a series of “fotonovelas” in Spanish. The stories are based on complaints to the FTC from Spanish speakers throughout the nation and offer practical tips to help detect and stop common scams. You can order copies of the fotonovelas — for free — and distribute them in your community.

Fotonovelas

Car-Buying Trouble

This fotonovela tells how to avoid trouble when you finance a new or used car through the dealership and where to report problems with dealer financing.

Notario scams

(available in Spanish only)

This fotonovela tells readers the warning signs of a notario scam, where to find help with the immigration process, and how to report scams to the Federal Trade Commission.

Debt Collectors

(available in Spanish only)

In this fotonovela, Juan learns his rights when dealing with debt collectors, where to go for information, and how to file a complaint.

Income Scam

(available in Spanish only)

This fotonovela alerts Latino consumers to the signs of an income scam, and provides advice to avoid falling for a scam.

Government Imposters

(available in Spanish only)

This fotonovela tells readers how to identity a government imposter and warns of the dangers of sending money to a stranger.