When processing crucial documents, such as visas for temporary workers, always be wary of who you speak to. Some people try to trick immigrants into providing them personal information or a significant amount of money. Knowing what the red flags are and working with a reliable immigration lawyer can help you avoid fraud.
Read on to discover how you will know if you are dealing with a scammer.
Did your immigration attorney say that you are not qualified for a green card? If a person says you do despite the legal advice you got, they may be a scammer. Also, Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) officials will not ask you to pay a certain amount of money to avoid deportation.
An official U.S. government website or email ends in “.gov” and not “.com” or “.net”. Also, USCIS officials will not ask for your personal information or money over the phone.
A legitimate immigration law firm would know that there is no guarantee you will receive a green card. You are clearly dealing with a scammer if you are claiming that your immigration case will 100% succeed.
Are you being asked to pay through Paypal, Western Union, or a gift card? This is a clear indication that you are dealing with a fraudulent individual. Keep in mind that the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has specific instructions for settling fees. While there may be instances where you will pay through credit card, it would not be over the phone or through email.
Choose a dependable law firm for your employment visa like The Costas Network Law Center. Give us a call at (216) 616-3103 or (346) 818-2726 (Texas). You may also fill out our contact form to reach our immigration experts.