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Fraud Awareness


Breakthroughs in technology and the globalization of commerce have provided a new arsenal of weapons to defraud consumers. Personal data can be used by criminals to profit at a victim’s expense or even commit a crime under the victim’s name.

Scammers will often pretend to be someone trustworthy, like a government official, family member, or charity in their efforts to defraud others. Technology has opened up new avenues for them to do so.

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How do I report internet crime? See the Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3) site and the Report ... Read More

What steps can I take to avoid credit or check card fraud? Information on steps you can take to avoid credit... Read More

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Publications and Resources

Financial Crime
This fact sheet presents information about and trends associated with different types of financial crime, including fraud and identity theft.
Scam Alerts
This section of the Federal Trade Commission site highlights current scams being used to defraud victims.
This Financial Fraud Enforcement Task Force website highlights efforts to prevent and respond to cases of fraud and captures ways for victims to report different types of fraud.

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