Additional Fraud Protection Resources
Additional Resources, along with miscellaneous information and
other helpful web sites, on Protecting Yourself from Fraud can
be found here.
Resources on How to
Federal Trade Commission
This Adobe Acrobat (.pdf) document from the Federal Trade Commission
has ten quick ideas that can help even savvy consumers avoid being
Federal Bureau of Investigation
Many types of fraud schemes are discussed on this site. You can
also register to receive fraud alerts when content is added to
Federal Bureau of Investigation
Very brief flyer with several questions. A positive answer to any
of them may mean you are being scammed.
Department of the Treasury
A series of links enabling citizens to learn more about fraud types
and therefore protect themselves.
and Web Sites
eConsumer.gov is an initiative of the International Consumer Protection
and Enforcement Network (ICPEN). ICPEN is a network of governmental
organizations involved in the enforcement of fair trade practice
laws and other consumer protection activities.
The mission of the FBI is to help protect citizens, communities,
and businesses from the most dangerous threats facing our nation.
The FBI investigates matters relating to fraud, theft, or embezzlement
occurring within or against the national and international financial
FTC works for the consumer to prevent fraud, deception and unfair
business practices in the marketplace. FTC helps victims by enforcing
federal consumer protection laws and by providing free information
to help avoid fraud and deception in the marketplace.
This organization provides services and an environment within which
information about financial fraud, fraud investigation and fraud
prevention methods can be collected, exchanged and taught.
The Federal Trade Commission (FTC), the nation’s consumer protection
agency, created this web site to help consumers tackle some money
Sponsored by the US Financial Literacy and Education Commission,
MyMoney.gov is dedicated to teaching all Americans the basics about
The National Center for Victims of Crime (NCVC) is the nation's
leading resource and advocacy organization for crime victims and
those who serve them.
The oldest nonprofit consumer organization in the United States,
the National Fraud Information Center fights the growing menace
of different types of fraud by improving prevention and enforcement.
The mission of the National White Collar Crime Center (NW3C) is
to provide training, investigative support and research to agencies
and entities involved in the prevention, investigation and prosecution
of economic and high-tech crime.
The mission of OVC is to enhance the Nation’s capacity to assist
crime victims and to provide leadership in changing attitudes,
policies, and practices to promote justice and healing for all
The Fraud Section implements enforcement initiatives and advises
the Department leadership on such matters as legislation, crime
prevention, and public education, and works as a rapid response
team, investigating and prosecuting complex white collar crime
cases throughout the country.
The United States Secret Service is responsible for maintaining
the integrity of the nation's financial infrastructure and payment
systems. As a part of this mission, the Secret Service constantly
implements and evaluates prevention and response measures to guard
against financial crimes.
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