Picking up from where 5 Common Immigration Scams to Avoid (Pt. 1) left off, below we will continue pointing out some of the more telltale signs of common immigration scams.

More Immigration Scams to Beware Of…

2. “Notario Publico” Immigration Scams

A little info can go a long way towards stopping immigration scams, like public notary and local business immigration scams. Here’s what you should know about these scams.

A little info can go a long way towards stopping immigration scams, like public notary and local business immigration scams. Here’s what you should know about these scams.

These immigrations scams are typically aimed at people from Latin America, where the notario public (i.e., the public notary) is also generally an accredited attorney who can offer a lot of legal help to people. In the U.S., however, the public notaries are NOT licensed attorneys nor are they legally authorized to help you with your immigration case; only a licensed immigration attorney – like the ones at the Hanlon Law Group, P.C. – are in the U.S.

Therefore, if you are looking for help with some immigration issues and a local public notary is telling you that he can assist you with these matters, do NOT be tricked by this type of immigration scam. Instead, make sure you consult a licensed attorney who handles immigration matters like yours.

3. Local Business Immigration Scams

With these types of immigrations cams, local businesses may promise or guarantee that they can help people get visas, green cards or other important immigration documents. However, when these businesses are promising to offer this type of help while doing any of the following, they are likely running immigration scams to just take your money without getting you the results you need and expect:

  • Charging you for immigration forms and information that is available for free on the USCIS website
  • Charging you fees that are far more expensive than the USCIS fees for processing applications (usually with the false promise of getting your case resolved faster)

Don’t fall into these types of immigration scams. Instead, if you are being promised services and guarantees from some business and they seem too good to be true, consider doing some due diligence by, for instance, checking the business out with the Better Business Bureau (to see if this is a known scamming operation).

Don’t miss the upcoming conclusion to this blog series for some more important information about immigration scams and what you need to know in order to avoid them.

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