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.

Pearl is the Communications Specialist for Better Business Bureau (BBB) serving the San Francisco Bay Area and Northern Coastal California (BBB Oakland). She works to advance BBB’s vision of an ethical marketplace where buyers and sellers trust each other by being proactive in the community and developing relationships with business and consumer groups. Pearl represents BBB at events throughout the Bay Area to educate a wide variety of people. Pearl also manages BBB Oakland’s social media channels.

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