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


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

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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