As unfortunate as it is, there are a number of scams and other fraudulent behaviors that target new immigrants in the United States. These fraudulent companies pretend as though they are assisting new immigrants as they transition into life in the United States when really they just take money for their own benefit.
Some of the most common scams that target immigrants are those that act as though they are working on behalf of the U.S. government. For example, a person working for a fraudulent company may claim that they are here to assist you in submitting your applications for DACA or DAPA, as the USCIS is not actually accepting any further applications. Another commonly seen scam is a person emailing you, claiming that you have won the visa lottery and have been chosen to receive a Green Card. Legitimate visa lottery winners are not notified about this selection via email. If someone tries to get you to pay a fee to download your USCIS application forms, it is likely a scam. The USCIS does not charge you to download these forms from the internet. You should also make sure to only download forms that use “.gov” in the web address to be sure that you are getting them from the actual United States government.
If you feel as though you may have been the victim of an immigration scam, contact an experienced immigration attorney who can provide you with assistance.
If you are in need of experienced legal counsel for matters regarding immigration, please contact the Law Offices of Salvatore A. Falletta, LLC and we would be happy to provide you with assistance.