Notary Publics Exploit Language Quirk to Scam Immigrants in Texas

In the latest efforts by states to curb the problem of unqualified people offering immigration services, six notary publics in Texas have been accused of attracting customers by falsely claiming they had the skill or knowledge to handle immigration cases.

The action is part of the state's ongoing investigation of immigration services. Since 2002, the Texas Attorney General's Office has shut down more than 50 businesses for providing unauthorized legal services.