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Federal Trade Commission, Plaintiff, v. Forms Direct, Inc., a Nevada corporation, also doing business as Immigration Direct and successor in interest to American Immigration Center Inc., a former Florida corporation; File Right, LLC, a former Delaware corporation; United Immigration Inc., a former Nevada corporation; and US Immigration Technology LLC, a former Delaware corporation; and Cesare Alessandrini, individually and as an officer of Forms Direct, Inc., Defendants
FTC Matter/File Number
152-3272
Civil Action Number
3:18-cv-06294
Enforcement Type
Federal Injunctions
Federal Court
Northern District of California

Case Summary

In October 2018, the FTC filed a complaint against defendants Forms Direct, Inc., also known as American Immigration Center, and owner Cesare Alessandrini, alleging that they falsely implied that their websites were affiliated with U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS).The defendants allegedly used such deception since 2010 to sell immigration form preparation services to consumers. The FTC’s settlement bars the defendants from continuing their misleading business practices and requires them to pay $2.2 million to compensate consumers. In early March 2020, the Commission announced it was sending checks totaling over $2 million to consumer defrauded through the scheme.