Additional Resources, along with miscellaneous information and other helpful web sites, on Protecting Yourself from Fraud can be found here.
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
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.
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.
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 community.
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 issues head-on.
Sponsored by the US Financial Literacy and Education Commission, MyMoney.gov is dedicated to teaching all Americans the basics about financial education.
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 victims.
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.