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‘Notario’ Fraud Expected To Spike After Obama’s Immigration Order

By David Thun on December 10, 2014 - In the wake of President Obama’s proposed executive action to address immigration issues announced last month, federal, state and local government officials are gearing up for an expected upsurge in immigration services fraud involving con artists using the Spanish term “Notario Publico” to mislead victims.

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Two More States Sign New ‘Notario’ Laws To Protect Immigrants

By David Thun on October 08, 2014 - New Jersey and New York are the latest states to sign laws this year protecting immigrants from dishonest and fraudulent legal assistance services.

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2014 State Laws, Rules Address ‘Notario’ Abuse

By David Thun on July 30, 2014 - Five states have passed laws and administrative rules in 2014 to guide Notaries dealing with immigration-related notarizations and stop criminals from misusing the title “Notary Public” to defraud immigrants

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Justice Department Launches Database To Deter 'Notario' Fraud

By David Thun on August 22, 2013 - The U.S. Department of Justice has launched a new online registration program for immigration law practitioners that will help deter immigration services fraud — often involving individuals advertising themselves as Notarios Publicos, who charge immigrants thousands of dollars for fraudulent legal services.

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Watch Out For Notarios Offering Bad Tax, Immigration Advice

By David Thun on March 28, 2013 - As next month’s income tax deadline draws near, officials in a number of states are cracking down on tax preparers moonlighting as “Notarios” — people who pose as legal professionals to scam immigrants.

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Census: Illegal Immigration Is Slowing

By NNA Staff on December 13, 2012 - The number of undocumented immigrants in the country has dropped significantly, according to data released recently by the U.S. Census Bureau.

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Anti-'Notario' Efforts Expanding To Different Nationalities

By NNA Staff on October 08, 2012 - Efforts to crack down on immigration services fraud are expanding beyond the traditional focus on Notarios Publicos to combat scams targeting immigrants from other cultures.

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Secretary of State To Crack Down On Illegal Advertising To Immigrant Communities

By NNA Staff on October 04, 2012 - The New York Secretary of State will begin canvassing immigrant neighborhoods this December in search of Notaries who fail to comply with its new administrative rule.

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States Issue Warnings about 'Notario' Advertising

By NNA Staff on August 09, 2012 - A recent policy action by President Obama will soon allow undocumented Americans under age 30 to begin the process of obtaining temporary legal authorization to study or work in the United States. Many may seek professional advice, prompting several states — including California, Nevada, Texas, Arizona and Utah — to issue warnings about scammers advertising themselves as a "Notario" or "Notario Publico."

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States Cracking Down On Notary Advertising, Requiring Non-Attorney Disclaimers

By Kelle Clarke on July 19, 2012 - New York has joined a growing number of states in proposing strict regulations on the methods Notaries may use to advertise their services.

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