May was the first time we at SC Access to Justice mentioned NOTARIO FRAUD.
And today, we are pleased to offer a follow-up. At the recent American Bar Association (ABA) Annual Conference, a panel spoke about the dangers of notario fraud in the United States and a video of the panel is now available – MUST-SEE!
Audio – Notario Fraud: Immigration Experts Warn about Devastating Results from Unlicensed Notarios Providing Legal Services to Immigrants
To learn more about Notario Fraud, visit www.fightnotariofraud.org.
Notario Fraud – It’s Real and it’s a Problem
NOTARIO, NOTARIO PUBLICO, VISA CONSULTANT, IMMIGRANT CONSULTANT
In Mexico, a “notario publico” is a legal professional, generally an attorney.
In the U.S., a notary public is not an attorney, instead a notary public is someone appointed by the state government to witness a person’s signature and in some cases, to administer oaths.
And when unscrupulous individuals “set up shop” as notarios and mislead unsuspecting immigrants to think that they are authorized to provide legal services, it causes many problems.
The ABA Commission on Immigration has created a website, www.fightnotariofraud.org, to assist with the problem. And they have developed a factsheet to assist with identification of the issues and resources to contact.
For more info: (Source www.governmentlawyer.org)