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Scammers can rob you of money — and your chance to immigrate.
An expert explains the inner workings of business opportunity telemarketing scams.
Anyone can claim they can help you with immigration. And, because the process can be complex, it may be tempting to pay someone who seems knowledgeable. But, it's likely you'd be giving your money away to a scam artist — and maybe ruin your changes to immigrate.
Find who you should and shouldn't trust to help you with immigration.
Has someone promised to help you file immigration papers? Have you paid someone for help that never came? Or maybe a company said they’d file your papers, but now you haven’t heard from them – and neither has the government. If so, you’ve been scammed. Scams like these can cost you money, but more important, they can cost you the chance to immigrate. Find out more about scams against immigrants and how to avoid them, at ftc.gov/immigration. That’s f-t-c dot g-o-v slash immigration. A message from the Federal Trade Commission.
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