(WOIO) - People who don't speak our language, or may not have all their papers to be here, are prime targets for scammers. That includes some of the 13,000 Hispanic residents who call Ohio home. With new laws allowing for their temporary legal residency, they're getting duped with false promises.
"They're always going to take advantage," says Gilberto Urbina, of an Hispanic-American Association that represents immigrants.
He says reports of immigration scams are making the rounds.
"They prey on the desire of the people to conform to the law and they take their money," he adds.
is warning immigrants to beware of anyone who offers to help submit an application or request.
"They can get up to $30,000 a month. It's very lucrative, but it's all fraud," says Urbina.
Fraud that will not only cost immigrants money, but could also leave them facing deportation.
"I think because of the excitement of this new program, to get these people that have been underground to come out, they're going to be susceptible and trust more people and go to the first person that caters to them. So, this gives an opportunity for scammers to take advantage of them," explains immigration attorney Jose Sanchez.