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While Latino consumers are frequently victims of imposter scams, African Americans mainly report fraud in debt collection through credit bureaus, and Asian Americans are cheated with fake health products.

Across ethnic communities, scams through used car sales and lending agencies have preyed on people in the midst of their financial struggles.

These are some findings in the latest Federal Trade Commission report on how consumer fraud affects communities of color in the United States. During a briefing hosted by Ethnic Media Services, two veteran FTC attorneys explained the cases that in the last five years have led them to sue individuals, organizations, or companies for deceptive and unfair practices.

Monica Vaca (left), associate director, Division of Consumer Response and Operations, Bureau of Consumer Protection, Federal Trade Commission, and Rosario Mendez (right), attorney, Division of Consumer & Business…

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