Jessica Rich, Director of the FTC’s Bureau of Consumer Protection, today introduced a new Spanish-language video about imposter scams at the Legislative Summit hosted by the National Association of Hispanic Publishers and the National Newspaper Publications Association.
The video is a first-person account from a Latina who was harassed by scammers impersonating court officials and lawyers, who tried to coerce her into paying hundreds of dollars for a debt she didn’t owe. The impersonators threatened severe consequences – including arrest and an investigation into her family’s immigration status – if she didn’t pay.
“Fraud Affects Every Community: Imposter Scams” is part our Fraud Affects Every Community video series, featuring people from different communities sharing their first-hand experience with scammers. The videos are available at ftc.gov/EveryCommunity.
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