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Monday, March 16, 2009

ABA Immigration Consulting Fraud Web Site

The ABA Commission on Immigration has launched
a web site devoted to Notario fraud. Notarios
falsely advertise themselves as immigration consultants
qualified to assist immigrants seeking lawful status.
Victims not only pay (often exorbitant) fees for
services they never receive, but may suffer
adverse legal consequences as a results of the
services notarios do provide.

The site describes the practice of notario fraud and
its implications for victims. It offers a list of resources,
a listserv, and a referral service for victims and
for attorneys who wish to assist them.

Hat tip to the Law Librarian Blog.