Fraud Alerts

July 13, 2018: Unlicensed Immigration Consultants Offer Only Empty Promises

En Español

People seeking immigration assistance should be wary of unscrupulous advisers promising work permits, citizenship and release from immigration detention. Read More...

June 22, 2018: Read Fine Print to Avoid Automobile Sale Scams

En Español

The devil is in the details when signing a contract to purchase a new vehicle. Read More...

June 8, 2018: Crooks Binge on Victims’ Data with Streaming Service Scam

En Español

Losing access to a favorite video streaming service can put binge-watchers into a panic – and con artists have been taking advantage of this with an increasingly popular fraud. Read More...

May 24, 2018: Hidden Costs Could Lurk Beneath Picturesque Vacation Deals

En Español

Don’t let hidden costs and restrictions turn a dream vacation into a disappointment. Read More...

May 11, 2018: Crooked Employers Target Immigrants with Labor Fraud

En Español

Immigrants and others working in industries such as housekeeping, garment manufacturing and agriculture should know there are laws protecting them from exploitation. Read More...

April 26, 2018: Virtual Kidnapping Scam Preys on Fear of Losing Loved Ones

En Español

When someone calls claiming to have kidnapped a loved one, the first instinct may be to immediately send whatever ransom is demanded. But be careful – it could be a trick. Read More...

April 12, 2018: Fake Event Tickets Can Leave Victims Stuck Outside

En Español

You’ve got your bandana, big sunglasses and even bigger hat, but they won’t do you much good if your music festival tickets turn out to be fake. Read More...

March 23, 2018: Tax-season Phishing Scam Seeks to Hook Personal, Financial Data

En Español

Tax season is the busy season for identity thieves. Be careful when sharing your personal and tax information – particularly online. Read More...

March 8, 2018: Escrow Scam Can Make Homebuyers Lose Down Payment

En Español

When buying a home, make sure that fraudsters don’t turn what can be one of the biggest days in a person’s life into one of the most heartbreaking. Read More...

February 23, 2018: Check Floating Scam Targets Seniors, Others Selling Items

En Español

Getting paid with a bad check is bad enough, but it’s even worse when the check writer cons an online seller into handing over cash as part of the transaction. Read More...

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