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January 11, 2013
Blog Post
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 or notario may promise good results for a low fee. Here at the Federal Trade Commission, we hear from people who have gotten bad advice from trusted friends and relatives or who have lost their money to unscrupulous notarios. In the worst cases, they’ve lost their chance to immigrate.
November 29, 2012
Video
Here’s why you don’t want to pay fees to a business that promises to lower your monthly car payment or  help stop a repossession.
November 14, 2012
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If you’re looking for a way to earn extra money, you may investigate a home-based business opportunity. Here’s how to tell the legitimate ones from the scams.
September 21, 2012
Video
Knowing the rules of the U.S. Diversity Lottery can help you avoid a scam.
September 7, 2012
Video
An expert explains the inner workings of business opportunity telemarketing scams.
September 7, 2012
Video
Illegal robocalls are the rise and the FTC is working to solve the problem.
September 6, 2012
Video
Report scams to the FTC online or by phone.
September 6, 2012
Video
Recognize and report scammers who falsely promise help with immigration.
August 2, 2012
Article
Companies promising a “new credit identity” may be selling stolen Social Security numbers.
April 1, 2012
Article
Should you trust companies that promise to negotiate lower payments for your car loan if you pay them a fee in advance?
May 1, 2009
Article
How to donate to legitimate charities that support servicemembers and their families.
September 1, 2008
Article
If you’re thinking about using products that claim to fight cancer, talk to your doctor first.
May 1, 2008
Article
Some ads that promise debt relief may be offering bankruptcy if you read between the lines.
April 1, 1997
Article
Questions to ask telemarketers claiming to call on behalf of local police and firefighters.

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