Nevadans are being advised in English and Spanish to beware of immigration scams that deliberately confuse the roles of "notarios" with agents who notarize public documents.
Attorney General Catherine Cortez Masto says the wrong advice can hurt people.
In some Latin American countries, a notario is a lawyer or someone who holds public office.
But a notary in the U.S. witnesses signatures on official documents. He or she can't make eligibility decisions or offer advice on people's immigration status.
The Associated Press reports Masto says people should also be careful in places offering a broad range of services like tax preparation, rapid refunds, insurance, and personal financing, and passport, visa and immigration services.
She says victims of immigration scams should contact her office, the State Bar of Nevada and the Federal Trade Commission. (AP)
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