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Beware of Notarios [Video]

    Immigrants in Spanish-speaking communities, beware. “Notarios” or fake lawyers are preying on unsuspecting Latinos in the United States. Haga clic aquí para leer esta historia en español. From Dallas, Texas, Lawyers.com reporter Kevin Peters introduces you to one victim, Beronica Mascorro. She paid $1,500 to a fraudulent imposter who pretended to offer legal help and expertise. In many Latin American countries, the term “notarios” signifies a person who is accredited by the government and has a license to …

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Posted 5 years ago in Immigration by Aaron Kase  
Don’t Be Fooled by Fake Immigration Lawyers

  ICE: It’s not just for deporting people anymore. Last year, the federal Immigrations and Customs Enforcement launched a crackdown against scammers who prey on immigrant communities, pretending to offer legal services but more often than not leading their unwitting clients into a heap of trouble. Scammers known as “notarios” offer asylum applications and other services they aren’t authorized to provide Immigrant communities vulnerable due to poor English skills and unfamiliarity with American law Victims of scams can bear the …

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