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Additional Fraud Protection Resources

Resources on How to Protect Yourself | Related Organizations and Web Sites

Additional Resources, along with miscellaneous information and other helpful web sites, on Protecting Yourself from Fraud can be found here.


Resources on How to Protect Yourself

10 Things You Can do to Avoid Fraud

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 fraud victims.

Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI): Common Fraud Schemes

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 the site.

Fraud Alert Flyer

Federal Bureau of Investigation

Very brief flyer with several questions. A positive answer to any of them may mean you are being scammed.

Frauds, Phonies, & Scams

Department of the Treasury

A series of links enabling citizens to learn more about fraud types and therefore protect themselves.


Related Organizations and Web Sites 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.

Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI)

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 community.

Federal Trade Commission (FTC)

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.

International Association of Financial Crimes Investigators

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.

Money Matters

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC), the nation’s consumer protection agency, created this web site to help consumers tackle some money issues head-on.

Sponsored by the US Financial Literacy and Education Commission, is dedicated to teaching all Americans the basics about financial education.

National Center for Victims of Crime

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.

National Fraud Information Center

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.

National White Collar Crime Center

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.

Office for Victims of Crime (OVC)

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 victims.

U.S. Department of Justice: Fraud Section

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.

U.S. Secret Service

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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Updated December 6, 2018