Scam Tag: Immigration

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Each year, the U.S. State Department holds a Diversity Visa (DV) lottery and millions of people from eligible countries enter their names. They hope to win a chance to apply for a U.S. visa and become legal permanent residents. The State...

People who’ve recently arrived in the US have a lot of adjustments to make. For many refugees and immigrants, and some of the social services groups who help them, the basics come first: figuring out language, food, shelter, and work....

The newest issue in our series of Spanish-language fotonovelas teaches readers the warning signs of a notario scam and tells them where they can find help with the immigration process.

Check out this newest fotonovela to see what cousins...

Earlier this week, more than 80 people came together in Los Angeles. Federal, state, and local government agencies were there, along with legal services organizations, the State Bar, and non-profit groups. Our goal? To figure out how we can work...

When the headlines change, scammers follow: Natural disaster? Charity scams will follow. Medicare open season? Health care scams will follow. So we know from experience that, when immigration is in the headlines, scams will follow.

Here are...

Many people around the world dream of getting a “Green Card” that allows them to live and work in the United States. The U.S. Department of State runs the Diversity Visa Immigrant Program, also known as the Diversity Visa Lottery. People from...

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...

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