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Do you trust people more if they’re like you, or a part of your community? Scammers bet that you do. Every day, they take advantage of that unconscious trust.

It’s called “affinity fraud” — when someone in a group uses their membership in...

The results for the 2014 Diversity Visa Lottery are now available at dvlottery.state.gov.

That’s good news for people who are hoping to become “lawful permanent residents” in the US (sometimes referred to as “getting a green card”).

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Immigration can be a complicated process. It’s reasonable to want help navigating it. And it’s vital to find qualified help. But it’s equally important to be careful about who helps you. Friends and relatives may offer advice, or a business owner...

The only place to enter the U.S. Diversity Visa Lottery is dvlottery.state.gov. Entering the lottery is free, and there’s nothing you can do to increase your chances of winning. Anyone who tells you otherwise is a scam artist.

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...

Many ads offer services to help you with immigration into the U.S.. Sometimes even well-meaning people offer to help. But many of these ads are scams. And friends or family members are not the experts you need to help you with forms and other...

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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