Immigration fraud and scams have become more and more common. For such reasons, it is vital that the person you go to for legal immigration advice is authorized to help you. Failing to look out for immigration scams can affect your immigration status and your financial situation. Our team at Revilla Law Firm, P.A. has put together tips to help you avoid immigration fraud.
#1: Avoid Those Who Guarantee Results
Unfortunately, if a person promises or guarantees results, they might not be as trustworthy as you wish. Any experienced and authorized attorney will be honest and will never guarantee results. Immigration laws are unpredictable, so you should be on the lookout for those who say otherwise.
#2: Never Pay for Immigration Forms
It’s likely a red flag if the person helping you is asking you to pay for immigration forms. The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) never charges for any of its forms. In most cases, all immigration forms are free and available on the USCIS website.
#3: Avoid Strange Payment Methods
Another common sign of a scam is when a person or business only takes cash, PayPal, or Western Union payments. All reliable attorneys should offer you payment plans and options other than cash.
#4: Avoid “Professionals” Without Credentials
Another great tip to avoid fraud is to double-check people’s credentials with the appropriate agency. A great place to start is by checking the Better Business Bureau. Doing so will help you ensure that the individual(s) you are working with is qualified and certified to help you. If you can’t find the business or the individual’s license, you should avoid them.
Need Legal Guidance? Contact Our Qualified Immigration Lawyers!
Seeking guidance with your immigration case can be daunting, especially with a large number of immigration scams. Whether you are dealing with deportation, need a visa, or want to become a U.S. citizen, our team at Revilla Law Firm, P.A. is here to help you. We have the knowledge, skills, experience, and qualifications needed to help you achieve the best possible results for your case.