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Fraud Section

Victim Witness Program

The Fraud Section of the Criminal Division is committed to ensuring that victims of federal crime are treated with dignity, fairness, and respect throughout their involvement in the federal criminal justice system, and that they receive the rights and services to which they are entitled under federal law. The Fraud Section works with the United States Attorney's Offices to address the needs of crime victims during the prosecution stage of the federal court process. For more information about the Criminal Division’s role in supporting victims, please click here.

Victim Notification System: The Fraud Section uses the Victim Notification System (VNS) to provide victims with case information and updates. If you would like to learn more about VNS, please click here. If you believe you are a victim in a Fraud Section case and are not receiving notifications, please contact the Fraud Section’s Victim Witness Specialist.

Note: The Victim Notification System is an automated system that provides information to victims, and it will not make calls or otherwise request information from you. If you are a victim, you will receive a letter or email, which will provide you with a Victim Identification Number (VIN) and Personal Identification Number (PIN). The notifications will also provide a phone number in order to access more information about your case.

Cases with Numerous Potential Victims: For information about cases with numerous potential victims and/or individuals harmed, please click here. Please note that case information may change, and the Fraud Section will strive to ensure timely and accurate information is available as appropriate.

Crime Victims’ Rights Act: To view the rights afforded to victims under the Crime Victims’ Rights Act, please click here.

Contact Information: You may contact the Fraud Section’s Victim Witness Specialist by calling the Victim Assistance phone line at 1-888-549-3945 or by emailing

Updated October 8, 2023