The unfortunate reality that everyone has to face is that there are parties throughout the United States that have cruel intentions and want to scam people out of money. Immigrants are a target for these scams because they are often seeking legal advice. It is important to be aware of all of the different signs of a scam to make sure that you can protect yourself from falling victim to someone’s poor intentions.

Common Immigration Scams

TPS Re-registration scams: be sure to check the USCIS site to determine whether your country is, in fact, eligible for Temporary Protected Status re-registration. Do not submit any forms or pay for anything until you have confirmed this information.

Payments by phone or email: Please be aware that the USCIS will never ask for or accept a payment over the phone or by email. However, some payments can be made through myUSCIS, but not in any other way.

Scam websites: Be sure to only use USCIS websites when making payments. There are many different scam websites that target immigrants and claim to be an official site. Be sure to check and see whether “.gov” is the end of the website address before providing information or payment.

As an immigrant, it is important to take additional precautions against scams. It may seem like a good idea to accept help but sometimes, the wrong help can cause more damage. For quality legal representation, contact our firm today.

The Law Office of Neal Richardson Datta has over 25 years of experience guiding clients through a variety of immigration legal matters, some of which include deportation defense, petitions, and waivers. If you require the services of an experienced immigration attorney with the skill to effectively represent you, contact our firm today to schedule a consultation.

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