How to Recognize Immigration Fraud and Protect Yourself: USCIS Recommendations

The US Citizenship and Immigration Service on its official website lists several examples of the most common types of immigration fraud. Learn how to identify them and protect yourself from scammers, as well as what to do if you become a victim of scammers. Form I-9 and ...

Immigrants with Armenian roots stole $9 million through Medicare

On March 28, the owner of two California hospices and his consultant were convicted of participating in a fraudulent scheme. Criminals stole $9 million from Medicare in the form of fraudulent claims for hospice services. 40-year-old Gayk Akhsharumov from Glendale, California, owner of San Gabriel Hospice...

Fraudsters in California organized hundreds of fictitious marriages for green cards: the service cost from $20 to $000

Four people from California were convicted in Boston Federal Court for their participation in a large-scale scam. They helped those wishing to enter into hundreds of fictitious marriages for green cards, the US Department of Justice reports. The U.S. Attorney's Office said the marriages were arranged between more than 600 clients. The scammers helped...

5 U.S. home-based fraudulent offers

Fraudsters are actively taking advantage of the fact that many people dream of working from home. The opportunity to make money while staying in your pajamas on your own sofa sounds incredibly attractive, but you should be wary of those who might deceive you with an offer for such a job, writes MoneyTalksNews. Bree...

Bad tax advice: what not to do, even if the Internet advises you to try

On January 29, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) began accepting and processing 2023 returns. If you are just preparing to report on your income last year, do not listen to advice on the Internet. Unverified advice from the Internet can lure honest taxpayers into fraudulent...

How to choose an immigration lawyer and avoid fraud

Immigration fraud, unfortunately, is a widespread phenomenon, very often immigrants get hooked by scammers when looking for a lawyer. We've put together some tips on how to choose the right lawyer, check his license and history of violations, if any. To avoid fraud with ...

The State Department will pay $7 million for information that will lead to the arrest of a fraudster from Russia

On December 5, the US State Department offered a reward of up to $7 million for information leading to the arrest of Russian citizen Artem Uss. He is accused of violating sanctions and fraud. Uss allegedly orchestrated transnational fraud, smuggling and money laundering operations. Partially he...

A Californian organized hundreds of fictitious marriages in the United States so that immigrants would receive green cards: matchmaking cost from $20

A California man has pleaded guilty to running a massive marriage fraud agency that arranged hundreds of sham marriages to circumvent immigration laws. This included obtaining green cards under the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA),…

Fraudsters have come up with a new way to rob people at gas stations: it can be detected by minor damage to the payment machine

The Aurora (Colorado) Police Department is warning the public about a new scam involving contactless payment processes at gas stations. What kind of scam is this and how to detect it, 9news told. “Some gas stations are switching to a contactless payment system, which is designed to reduce the number of...

An Armenian in the United States was jailed for 6 years for bank fraud involving $1,7 million.

A California resident of Armenian descent was sentenced on September 19 to more than 6 years in prison for organizing check and passport fraud. He defrauded major banks out of $1,7 million, according to the US Department of Justice. The ringleader and mastermind of a check fraud scheme who...

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