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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GENERAL INFORMATION
About the Financial Fraud Enforcement Task Force

 Leadership
Loretta E. Lynch,
Attorney General, Chair
Sally Q. Yates,
Deputy Attorney General, Vice Chair
 Contact
Virginia Chavez Romano,
Executive Director
Task Force Partners

Task Force Subcommittees

 

Victims' Rights

Intelligence and Resources

Enforcement

Task Force Working Groups

 

Financial Institution Fraud

Grant Fraud

Loan Fraud and Discrimination

Residential Mortgage-Backed Securities

Securities and Commodities Fraud