BBB Urges Consumers to Watch out for Scams in Wake of DACA News

Whenever a new government program is introduced, or when there are changes to an existing program, there can be confusion about what exactly is happening. Unfortunately, scammers may try to take advantage of that confusion in order to defraud consumers.

Confusion over the latest news on DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals) may cause scammers to attempt to steal money or personal information from those looking for answers or help. Better Business Bureau (BBB) cannot provide legal advice, but recommends that consumers avoid scams by proactively seeking competent legal assistance rather than reactively responding to unsolicited contact.

Please visit go.bbb.org/DACA for tips on avoiding scams and for a list of resources that can help one find legal assistance. All information is also available in Spanish here.

Rebecca is the Communications Supervisor for BBB serving the San Francisco Bay Area and Northern Coastal California. She works to advance BBB’s vision of an ethical marketplace where buyers and sellers can trust each other. She does this by developing content such as blog posts, press releases, newspaper columns, and PSAs to educate businesses and consumers. Rebecca also represents BBB at community events.

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