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As part of our ongoing effort to raise awareness about scams targeting the Latino community, we have developed a series of “fotonovelas” in Spanish. The stories are based on complaints to the FTC from Spanish speakers throughout the nation and offer practical tips to help detect and stop common scams. You can order copies of the Spanish-language fotonovelas — for free — and distribute them in your community.

Talking about Scams

Fotonovela: Talking about ScamsThis fotonovela tells the story of a husband and wife Eva and Pablo, who learn why its important talk to someone when they think something is a scam and how talking about scams could help someone they care about avoid a scam.

Avoid Telemarketing Scams

Avoid Telemarketing Scams thumb This fotonovela tells the story of the Rivera family, who learn how to detect and avoid a telemarketing scam; including IRS imposter scams and robocalls.

Maria and Rafael Learn the Signs of a Debt Relief Scam

Maria and Rafael Learn the Signs of a Debt Relief Scam thumb This fotonovela alerts readers to the common signs of a debt relief scam and tells them where they can find legitimate credit counseling help.

Car-Buying Trouble

Car-Buying Trouble thumb This fotonovela tells how to avoid trouble when you finance a new or used car through the dealership and where to report problems with dealer financing.

Notario Scams

Notario scams thumbnail This fotonovela tells readers the warning signs of a notario scam, where to find help with the immigration process, and how to report scams to the Federal Trade Commission.

Debt Collectors

Debt Collectors thumb In this fotonovela, Juan learns his rights when dealing with debt collectors, where to go for information, and how to file a complaint.

Income Scam

Income Scam thumb This fotonovela alerts Latino consumers to the signs of an income scam, and provides advice to avoid falling for a scam.

Government Imposters

Government Imposters thumb This fotonovela tells readers how to identity a government imposter and warns of the dangers of sending money to a stranger.