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Fraud Prevention in the Hispanic Community

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YAKIMA, Wash. -- The Yakima Hispanic Chamber of Commerce is teaming up with the Better Business Bureau to raise awareness about fraud and identity theft.

Officials from the BBB say the Hispanic community is at an increased risk because they are often conned with documents and contracts written in English.

Hispanic victims are also less likely to report the crime to authorities.

"They're very insular and they usually don't step outside their comfort zone to complain, which makes the very easy victims", says Jan Quintrall, CEO of the Better Business Bureau of Easter Washington.

Quintrall says the Hispanic-speaking community makes up the highest percentage of people being swindled in "pay day loan" and mortgage scams.

 

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