FTC Launches ‘Fotonovela’ to Warn Hispanics Against Government Impostors

fotonovela-impostores-de-gobierno-veaIn an effort to raise awareness of scams targeting the Latino community, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has launched Impostores del Gobierno, its first fotonovela -or illustrated novel.

Impostores del Gobierno follows
the story of Sonia, a young woman who responds to a call from a man claiming to be government -and convinces her to send money. Sonia is seeing falling prey of the scam while going about the regular activities of a Latino woman, namely buying Latino food at a Latino food merchant.

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The FTC says the story is based on actual complaints received by the FTC and offers practical advice on what to say when a call, text message or email from a fake government received.

Via: FTC.gov en español

 

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