Scam Tag: Immigration

Scammers are contacting the families of children who have recently crossed the border into the U.S. When they call, the scammers:   

speak Spanishclaim to be a charity worker, social worker, or from the government know details about the...

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,...

Some people have no scruples. They take advantage of any situation to defraud others and steal their money. You can help stop them. If you or anyone you know is going through the immigration process, be alert to unauthorized immigration service...

You get a call from someone saying she works for the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS). She seems to know exactly who you are. She might already know your name and address, and might even know what kind of visa you’ve applied for...

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...

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.

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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