Immigration can be complicated. It can feel frustrating until you find the right kind of help.
What happens if I paid a Notario?
You might need an immigration lawyer’s help. And you have probably lost your money.
It is important to report what happened to the Federal Trade Commission (FTC). The FTC uses complaints to build cases against scammers. Any information you can give helps investigators.
Always use a regulated remittance service.
RIA, Western Union and MoneyGram are common walk-in services. Direct Bank account transfers if both parties have bank accounts. Bank Wire Transfers and prepaid debit cards tend to have high fees and are bet used when sending large amounts of money that exceed the daily or monthly limits. Credit card transfers will often charge you extra fees.
You can also use your smart phone’s browser to access a money transfer service website. Paypal accounts are free to use.
Remember – compare fees, exchange rates, and total cost when choosing a remittance or money transfer service. Try Viamericas service to calculate total cost – www.viamericas.com. Another good website is remittanceprices.worldbank.org/en
You have the right to:
Contact the CFPB if you have a problem at 855.411.2372 or at:
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