Avoiding Scams: Information for Recent Refugees and Immigrants

Have you recently arrived in United States? Whether you’re looking for a job, going through the immigration process, or just figuring out how things work, it’s important to be able to spot scams. Use the resources on this page to help you spot, avoid and report scams – and find the right kind of help.


Handbook [PDF]

Quick tips to help recent refugees and immigrants avoid scams and protect their personal information. Order free copies.

How to customize with your logo and print.

Jobs Poster [PDF]

How to spot a fake job offer.

How to print copies.

Government Imposter Poster [PDF]

How to spot dishonest people who pretend to be from the government.

How to print copies.

How to Customize & Print the Handbook

You can add your organization's logo to the word document version of the handbook.

How to Print Copies

Print the handbook double-sided and fold it in half.

To print double-sided, you may need to:

  • adjust your printer settings
  • manually flip the paper over

If you have trouble printing double-sided automatically, try changing your printer setting to “flip on short edge.”

How to Print the Posters

Print the posters on legal size (8.5" x 14") paper.