SCAM ALERT: BBB Urges Community To Be On Lookout For DACA Scams

MARLBOROUGH, MA — Better Business Bureau is concerned about fraudsters taking advantage of confusion over the latest news on DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals). While BBB cannot provide legal advice on any matters, we urge consumers to avoid potential DACA and other immigration scams by pro-actively seeking competent legal assistance rather than responding to unsolicited appeals.

“BBB recognizes from long experience that whenever a new government program is introduced, or when there are changes to an existing program, there is some confusion about what exactly is happening,” says Paula Fleming, spokesperson for the local BBB. “Scammers take advantage of that confusion in order to defraud consumers.”

Although it is too soon for BBB to have specific data on DACA fraud, BBB urges anyone who experiences it – whether or not they lose money – to report it to BBB Scam Tracker.

This BBB Warning is to urge people to be on the lookout for such fraud and to help them recognize it when it happens. For more information of finding legal assistance for DACA, visit go.bbb.org/DACA.

ABOUT BBB

For more than 100 years, Better Business Bureau has been helping people find businesses and brands they can trust. In 2016, people turned to BBB more than 172 million times for BBB Business Reviews on more than 5.3 million businesses, all available for free at bbb.org 

The Council of Better Business Bureaus is the umbrella organization for the local, independent BBBs in the United States, Canada and Mexico, as well as home to its national and international programs on dispute resolution, advertising review, and industry self-regulation. BBB Serving Eastern Massachusetts, Maine, Rhode Island and Vermont was founded in 1920.

(NOTE: The above press release is from the BBB.)

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