Every year scammers defraud Detroit's immigrants and members of ethnic communities of hundreds of millions of dollars by selling fake services and worthless products for everything from immigration, housing and health to debt collection, jobs and education.
Last year alone, more than $1 billion were lost to scams nationwide. But people are often too scared to report fraud when they have been victimized by it. As members of ethnic and community media, do we have the responsibility to protect our readers and listeners? Are we liable for the fraudulent ads, even though we are not aware of their scam operation?
The Federal Trade Commission, along with the USCIS, New America Media and community-based organizations, would like to invite you to a news briefing on July 14th, Thursday, from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm, at the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), Master Ceremony Room, 11411 E. Jefferson Avenue, Detroit, MI 48214.
Our briefing will bring together federal and state/city law enforcement officials, community advocates and consumers to talk about the types of fraud that are on the rise and what people can do to protect themselves and their neighbors.
Date and Time
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS)
Master Ceremony Room
11411 E. Jefferson Avenue
Detroit, MI 48214