Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Websites target immigrants

Immigrants should go to government websites to get their information and documents. Many fake sites charge large fees and do nothing.    - - Donna Poisl

By MSN Money contributor Mitch Lipka

Some websites charge considerable fees for visas and other documents that can be obtained directly from the government at less expense.

Passport applicants, immigrants and visitors to the U.S. are being targeted by a collection of websites that appear to be official government sites and are charging sizable fees -- on top of routine government charges -- to submit applications for visas and other documents, the watchdog site SiteJabber reported.

The biggest issue with the sites is how they create the illusion they are official government sites, rankling consumers who have used them, SiteJabber founder Jeremy Gin told MSN Money.
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