Tag: notario

We’ve written about notarios and scams in the immigration process time and time and time again. The story is nearly always along these lines:

Person needs immigration help.Person finds “help” from someone claiming to be qualified – a notario,...

Job scams. Affinity fraud. Bogus – and dangerous – dietary supplements. Notario fraud. Government imposter scams.

These are just a few of the issues facing consumers in California’s immigrant community – and they’re the same issues the FTC...

When Langston Hughes wrote about a dream deferred (and asked whether it dries up like a raisin in the sun), he wasn’t necessarily thinking of scams. But many Spanish speakers found their immigration dreams deferred (if not ended) and their money...

Do you ever wonder how fraud varies from place to place? Why what’s big in one community might not have reached another? The FTC wonders these things. Then we go find out what’s going on – like we did last week in North Carolina, where the...

As we kick off Hispanic Heritage Month celebrations, we think of all the wonderful contributions Latinos have made throughout U.S. history. From Civil War Admiral David G. Farragut to union leaders César Chávez and Dolores Huerta, baseball’s...

Earlier this week, more than 50 legal services practitioners joined together with staff from the FTC, USCIS, DOJ, the CFTC, the CFPB, and the SEC to talk about scams against the immigrant community – present and future.

The results of the...

Scammers who target immigrants offer to help them with completing forms and other services in the immigration process. They typically ask for an upfront fee, take the money, and run — without providing any help at all.

Find out how to spot...

The immigration process is complicated and it may be hard for you to figure out who you can trust for help. Scammers like notarios will promise to help, take your money, and not do anything for you. But there are legitimate sources of immigration...

Once you sign an immigration form, you're stating the information on the form is true. Never sign forms you don't understand or that contain information you know is false. Submitting forms with inaccurate information can hurt your chance to...

Ads from notarios say they can help you with immigration. But, in the U.S., notarios are not authorized to help you. Only an immigration lawyer or an authorized representative can help you with immigration.

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