Securities, Commodities and Investment Fraud

Resources for Victims 
Related Organizations and Web Sites

Securities Fraud covers a wide range of illegal activities, all of which involve the deception of investors or the manipulation of financial markets.

Investment Fraud also covers a wide range of illegal activities, all of which involve the deception of investors or the manipulation of financial markets. Scammers often try to make a new venture sound like a sure-fire money-maker, but investments always involve risk.

Resources for Victims

Investor Claims Funds and Restitution Information

The following links provide information about claims funds and restitution that investors may be eligible to receive. Please read the eligibility information carefully, as it is strictly followed in determining who may be entitled to remuneration.

Investor Bill of Rights

When you invest, you have the right to the following ten rights.

North American Securities Administrator Association

How to contact your State Securities Regulator to file a complaint.

Taking Action: An Advocate’s Guide to Assisting Victims of Financial Fraud

This guide is designed to assist victim advocates by providing information on financial fraud generally, as well as action steps that can be taken after an individual has been the victim of fraud.

Related Organizations and Web Sites

Commodity Futures Trading Commission

The Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC), a federal government agency, regulates the commodity futures, commodity options, foreign currency trading, and swapstrading markets.

Investor.gov

The Investor.Gov web site from the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission provides information about what can be done to prevent and identify fraudulent activities related to investing.

Securities Investor Protection Corporation (SIPC)

SPIC restores funds to investors with assets in the hands of bankrupt and otherwise financially troubled brokerage firms.

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Reporting Suspected Fraud

The Financial Fraud Enforcement Task Force maintains a wide list of resources and information dedicated to helping find and report suspected cases of financial fraud.

Report Fraud

GENERAL INFORMATION
Financial Fraud Enforcement Task Force

 Leadership
Eric Holder, Attorney General, Chair
 
 Contact
(202) 514-2000
Recursos Para Víctimas de Fraude
What is Financial Fraud?
What is Financial Fraud?

Financial Fraud encompasses a wide range of illegal behavior - from mortgage scams to Ponzi schemes, credit card theft to tax fraud. Everyone is affected by financial fraud.