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Report Immigration Scams

Have you been a victim of an immigration services scam, and need to find help? You can always report scams to the Federal Trade Commission. You may  also file a complaint in your state.  In the table below, we've included information on where to report scams in your state as well as links to the laws that protect you as a consumer.

Remember reporting scams will not affect your immigration application or petition. Also, many states allow you to report scams anonymously. Please help stop the unauthorized practice of immigration law by standing up to scammers and reporting them.

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Map of United States and territories

Disclaimer:  USCIS collected state and territory information from the official government websites of all 50 U.S. states, the District of Columbia and U.S. territories. Although we attempted to verify the information contained in these listings, we cannot guarantee the accuracy of all phone numbers, Web addresses and other information.

Where to Report Scams in Your State

StateWhere to ReportState Laws
Alabama

Alabama State Bar

Alabama Attorney General

Alabama Deceptive Trade Practices Act
Alaska

Attorney General, Consumer Protection Unit

Alaska Consumer Protection Act
Arizona

Attorney General, Consumer Information and Complaints

State Bar of Arizona

State Bar of Arizona (en Espanol)

Tucson Better Business Bureau, Notario Fraud

Arizona Immigration and Nationality Unfair Practices Act (Chapter 18)
ArkansasAttorney General, Consumer Protection DivisionArkansas Deceptive Trade Practices Act
CaliforniaAttorney General, Office of Immigrant Assistance  Immigration Consultants Act
Colorado

Colorado Attorney General, Consumer Protection Division

Colorado Supreme Court
Office of Attorney Regulation

Colorado Consumer Protection Act
Connecticut

Attorney General, Consumer Protection Department

Connecticut Department of Consumer Protection

2009 Unfair Trade Practices Act
Delaware

Attorney General, Consumer Protection Division

Consumer Fraud Act

Deceptive Practices Act

Florida

Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, Consumer Services Division

Florida State Bar

Florida Attorney General's Office, Consumer Protection

Florida's Deceptive and Unfair Trade Practices Act
Georgia

Office of Consumer Protection 

Georgia State Bar, Unlicensed Practice of Law

Georgia's Fair Business Practices Law
GuamAttorney General, Consumer Protection Unit Trade Practices and Consumer Protection Act
HawaiiDepartment of Commerce and Consumer Affairs, Office of Consumer ProtectionUnfair or Deceptive Acts or Practices  
Idaho

Attorney General, Consumer Protection Division

Idaho State Bar, Unauthorized Practice of Law Complaint

Idaho Consumer Protection Act
Illinois

Office of the Attorney General, Consumer Protection Division

Attorney General, Immigrant Assistance Program

Illinois State Bar UPL Task Force

Attorney Act, 705 ILCS 205/1

Corporation Practice of Law Prohibition Act, 705 ILCS 220

Consumer Fraud Act, 815 ILCS 505/2AA and 2BB

Indiana

Attorney General

Indiana State Bar

Deceptive Consumer Sales Act 
Iowa

Attorney General, Consumer Protection Division

Iowa Supreme Court UPL Complaints

Iowa Consumer Fraud Act
KansasAttorney General, Consumer Protection Division Kansas Consumer Protection Act   
KentuckyAttorney General, Consumer ProtectionKentucky Consumer Protection Act
LouisianaAttorney General, Consumer Protection Unfair Trade Practices and Consumer Protection Law
MaineAttorney GeneralMaine Unfair Trade Practices Act
Maryland

Maryland Attorney General, Consumer Protection Division

Attorney Grievance Commission of Maryland

Consumer Protection Act

MassachusettsMassachusetts Attorney General, Consumer Complaints  Regulation of Trade, Chapter 3A Regualtion of Business Practices for Consumers Protection
Michigan

State Bar of Michigan, UPL Complaint 

Attorney General, Consumer Protection Division                       

Michigan Immigration Clerical Assistant Act
MinnesotaOffice of Minnesota Attorney GeneralMinnesota Prevention of Consumer Fraud Act
MississippiOffice of the Attorney General, Consumer Protection DivisionMississippi Consumer Protection Act
Missouri

Attorney General, Consumer Protection Division

Misssouri Attorney General, File Consumer Complaint

Merchandising Practices, 407.020.  Unlawful practices, penalty--exceptions
MontanaAttorney General, Montana Office of Consumer ProtectionTrade and Commerce
ch 14. Unfair Trade Practices and Consumer Protection
Nebraska

Nebraska Comission on Unauthorized Practice of Law

Attorney General, Consumer Protection Division

Deceptive Trade Practices Act
Nevada

State Bar of Nevada, Unauthorized Practice of Law

Attorney General and Consumer Advocate, the Bureau of Consumer Protection (BCP)

Unfair Trade Practices
New Hampshire

NH DOJ, Consumer Protection & Antitrust Bureau

Regulation of Business Practices for Consumer Protection
New JerseyDepartment of Law and Public Safety, Office of the Attorney General, Division of Consumer AffairsConsumer Fraud Act 
New MexicoOffice of the New Mexico Attorney General, Immigrant Consumer Services

Immigration and Nationality Law Practice Act

Deceptive Trade Practices Law

New York

New York State Attorney General's Office Immigration Services Fraud Unit

New York County District Attorney's Office

Kings County District Attorney’s Office (Brooklyn, New York)
IFU@BrooklyDa.org
(718) 250-3333

Immigrant Assistance Services Act 
North CarolinaNorth Carolina State Bar, Unauthorized Practice of LawChapter 84, North Carolina General Statutes
North Dakota

North Dakota State Bar Association

North Dakota Attorney General, Consumer Protection

North Dakota Century Code-51 Sales and exchanges-51-15 Consumer fraud law
Northern MarianasCNMI Bar Association  
Ohio

Ohio Attorney General  Consumer Division

Supreme Court of Ohio, Board on the Unauthorized Practice of Law

Consumer Sales Practices Act
OklahomaOklahoma Attorney General, Public Protection Unit

Oklahoma Consumer Protection Act

Oklahoma Deceptive Trade Practices Act

OregonOregon Department of Justice Attorney General, Financial Fraud and Consumer Protection SectionOregon Trade Regulations and Practices
Pennsylvania

Office of Attorney General, Bureau of Consumer Protection

Pennsylvania Bar, Unauthorized Practice of Law

Pennsylvania Unfair Trade Practices and Consumer Protection Law
Puerto RicoOficina del Procurador General  
Rhode Island

Rhode Island Attorney General Consumer Protection Unit

Rhode Island Judiciary, Unauthorized Practice of Law

Deceptive Trade Practices Act
South Carolina

South Carolina, Department of Consumer Affairs

South Carolina Bar, Unauthorized Practice of Law

South Carolina Consumer Protection Code
South DakotaSouth Dakota Division of Consumer Protection

Deceptive Trade Practices Act

South Dakota State Code 16-18-2 Practicing Law Without a Licence

Tennessee

State of Tennessee, Office of the Attorney General, Unauthorized Practice of Law

Tennessee Attorney General, Consumer Protection Division

Tennessee Consumer Protection Act  

Tennessee Code, Unauthorized Practice of Law

Texas

Unauthorized Practice of Law Committee

Office of the Attorney General
Consumer Protection Division

Texas Deceptive Trade Practices Act
U.S. Virgin IslandsVirgin Islands Bar Association  
Utah

Utah Bar Association

Utah Division of Consumer Protection

Utah Consumer Sales Practices Act
Vermont

Attorney General’s Consumer Assistance Program

Vermont Statute, Consumer Fraud
Virginia

Virginia Attorney General, Consumer Protection

Virginia State Bar, Unauthorized Practice of Law

Virginia Consumer Protection Act
Washington

Washington State Bar

Attorney General Consumer Protection Division

Consumer Protection Act (RCW 19.86)
Washington, D.C.

The District of Columbia Bar

OAG Consumer Protection

Consumer Protection Procedures Act 28-3904. Unlawful trade practices.                   
West Virginia

State Bar Association

Office of the Attorney General
Consumer Protection Division

The West Virginia Consumer Protection Act
Wisconsin

Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection

Wisconsin State Bar

Wisconsin Consumer Protection Laws Wisconsin Statutes section 100.18 (Fraudulent Representatives)                           
Wyoming

Wyoming Attorney General's Office
Consumer Protection Unit

Wyoming Consumer Protection Act 40-12-105. Unlawful Practices 

 

Last Reviewed/Updated: 07/11/2014