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Combat Immigration Scams

NYC Joins Nationwide Initiative to Combat Immigrant Service Scams
As part of the Administration’s efforts to protect the City’s immigrant population, the Department of Consumer Affairs (DCA) conducted more than 280 inspections of immigration service providers over two years issuing 134 violations.

Top violations include:
- failing to provide a contract or providing contracts without all required information
- failing to post required disclosures
- failing to maintain the required surety bond

In addition to vigorously enforcing local law, DCA partners with government and community organizations to educate both those seeking immigration assistance and those offering it.
Read the press release
Download DCA's Consumer Guide (in PDF)
File a complaint against an immigration service provider
Learn about Immigration Service Provider Tips and Resources
National Initiative to Combat Immigration Services Scams
The Department of Homeland Security, US Department Of Justice and Fedeal Trade Commission Collaborate with State and Local Partners in an unprecedented effort to combat Immigration Service Scams.
Read the press release
Learn about avoiding scams 

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