Slam the scams targeting Haitians
Fraudulent schemes and other activities targeting the Haitian community abound in Haiti, the U.S. and elsewhere across the globe. Most appear to fall in the get-rich-quick or Ponzi-like pyramid categories. To help the community avoid these scams, this page compiles stories we’ve reported about fraudulent activities and provides resources to avoid or report scams.
If you know of a suspected scam we should look into, email any information you have about it to email@example.com to share what’s being perpetrated. Your information will be kept confidential.
Recent fraud cases in US affecting Haitian communities
Suspected and proven fraudulent schemes targeting the Haitian community seem to have mushroomed over the past few years.
‘Vast majority of funds’ recovered in EminiFX case
Bitcoin, Long Island property deposits among recovered assets, timing for returning funds still undetermined
Alexandre pleads guilty, forfeits $249M in cryptocurrency case
EminiFX CEO faces 10 years in prison, investors optimistic of funds’ return
Family: For some desperate Haitians, the only deterrent against scams
How one man in the DR nearly fell for a woman aka immigration scam
Beware: The Haitian Times targeted in parole scam
Haitians urged not to pay to send messages to the publication seeking sponsors
If you have suspicions, here are some actions you may take:
- Check someone’s investor credentials on Investor.gov
- Report digital asset fraud, contact one or all of these agencies:
- The Commodities Future Trade Commission – cftc.gov/complaint
- FBI’s Internet Crime Complaint Center – IC3.gov
- The Securities and Exchange Commission – https://www.sec.gov/tcr
- The Federal Trade Commission – reportfraud.ftc.gov
- Your state regulator, attorney general and local law enforcement
- To stay abreast of latest scams or to learn more, visit cftc.gov/LearnAndProtect