New FTC Spanish-Language Video Tells How to Spot and Report Imposter Scams

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Jessica Rich, Director of the FTC’s Bureau of Consumer Protection, has 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 the FTC's 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.

The Federal Trade Commission works to promote competition, and protect and educate consumers. You can learn more about consumer topics and file a consumer complaint online or by calling 1-877-FTC-HELP (382-4357).

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