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Scam Tag: Scams Against Immigrants

Are you looking for help figuring out the immigration process or filling out immigration forms? There are legitimate organizations that can help you, but there also are scammers looking to trick you into giving them money and sensitive information...

You might have seen that the President recently sent a new immigration bill to Congress. What does that mean for you if you’re a non-citizen in the United States? Right now, the truthful answer is likely nothing — at least not yet. But scammers...

Now and then, it’s helpful to remind ourselves of things we already know: Nobody legit will ever demand payment with a gift card. Dark chocolate is superior to milk chocolate. And notarios do not give legal help with immigration.

If you,...

When you tell us about a scam, it helps us investigate scammers. But it also helps us warn other people about the scam – so they can avoid it. Our partners at US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) told us about a new twist on a common...

Many scammers are the same: they lie, harass, and threaten, all to trick people into paying them money. Recently, the FTC filed a lawsuit against several California-based companies and their owners, saying they used exactly these tactics in an...

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...

The FTC’s second Spanish-language fotonovela is about scams that promise you can make money selling high-end products or brand-name merchandise. If the pitch sounds familiar, that’s because the story is based on facts from a recent FTC lawsuit...

The Federal Trade Commission works closely with legal services providers and consumer advocates to root out frauds affecting communities across the nation. Several of our partners have told us about an income scam that’s targeting Latino...

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

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

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