Scams Against Immigrants

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Anti-Fraud Assistance

The Immigrant Legal Resource Center (ILRC) provides assistance to agencies helping immigrants defrauded by immigration consultants.

Avoiding Scams Against Immigrants

Whether you’re renewing your Green Card, becoming a citizen, or trying to choose the right forms, immigration issues can be complicated – and it’s important to do things right. Use the resources on this page to help you spot and avoid scams, and find the right kind of help.

Beware of Dishonest Immigration Consultants

Immigration law is complicated. Dishonest immigration consultants know this. They also know that the laws confuse many immigrants. Unscrupulous immigration consultants take advantage of vulnerable immigrants in many ways. Click here to learn more.

Diversity Visa Lottery Scams on Increase

AILA members have seen a marked increase in recent weeks in fake emails telling people that they have "won" the visa lottery. If you receive one of these emails, know that it is not legitimate--it is just someone trying to steal your money.

How to Avoid Scams

Many people offer help with immigration services. Unfortunately, not all are authorized to do so. While many of these unauthorized practitioners mean well, all too many of them are out to rip you off. This is against the law and may be considered an immigration service scam.

Stop Notario Fraud

Don’t become a victim of dishonest immigration consultants often known as “notarios.” Immigration consultants, notaries public, and notarios cannot represent you in the immigration process. These people—especially notarios—prey on immigrants, often from the same ethnic community as the notarios themselves.

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