Attorney General Ford warns Nevadans of immigration scams such as Notario Frauds




Now, more than ever, there is great uncertainty for those who live in the United States but come from other countries. Immigration legislation is constantly being discussed, challenged, and changed. As a result, Nevadans are seeking information, but often they are asking the wrong people.

Because the words sound similar, people confuse “notario publico” which in Mexico is a legal professional, with those in the United States who are Notaries Public. Anyone can be a Notary Public. A Notary Public is not a lawyer and is not certified to practice law. Only an attorney can provide legal advice and represent you in court. An attorney must have a law degree and pass a test prior to being licensed.

Attorney General Aaron Ford is working hard to find and prosecute those taking advantage of Nevadans. But unfortunately, Notario scams are constantly being introduced in Nevada.

Attorney General Aaron Ford warns Nevadans to be alert for such scams.  His office can help you so you don’t fall victim to these scams and is introducing Home Again, a program created to help you navigate complex immigration laws.

Home Again can help with more than Notario Scams. Its services include help with buying a home, restoring your credit, and modifying your home loan. Home Again also provides information on reverse mortgages.

Home Again is a state-wide program. This free service is available for all Nevadans simply by calling toll free 1-855-HLP-4-NEV (1-855-457-4638). The call center is open 8:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m., Monday – Friday. You may also submit your request via the ‘Contact’ form on the website Asistencia está disponible en español.