Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI): Common Fraud Schemes
This section of the FBI Web sites presents information about different types of scams, including scams that specifically target senior citizens, and how to avoid becoming a victim of fraud.
Federal Trade Commission (FTC): Identity Theft
This website is a one-stop national resource to learn about the crime of identity theft. It provides detailed information to help you deter, detect, and defend against identity theft.
Financial Fraud Enforcement Task Force (FFETF)
Established in November 2009 and made up of federal agencies, US Attorneys Offices and state and local partners, FFETF is improving efforts to investigate and prosecute significant financial crimes, ensure just and effective punishment for those who perpetrate financial crimes, recover proceeds for victims and address financial discrimination in the lending and financial markets.
Identity Theft and Identity Fraud
This Department of Justice Web site focuses on the crimes of identity theft and identity fraud and what should be done to prevent becoming victimized by these offenses.
NCJRS: Fraud Awareness Special Feature
The NCJRS Fraud Awareness Special Feature contains links to publications and resources that focus on the prevention of and enforcement efforts aimed at stopping fraudulent activities.
Office for Victims of Crime (OVC): HELP for Victim Service Providers
The OVC HELP for Victim Service Providers Web Forum is a place where victim service providers and allied professionals can connect to peers, share ideas about best practices, and help change lives. See the transcript from the following session: Serving Older Victims of Financial Abuse.
Office of Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS): Financial Crimes Against the Elderly
This section of the COPS site provides links to publications and other resources related to the topic.
Stop Medicare Fraud
This joint Web site of the Department of Health and Human Services and the Department of Justice highlights information about fraud, how to detect fraudulent activities, and how to protect against fraud.
For additional publications on this topic, conduct a search of the NCJRS Abstracts Database and visit the following sections of our site: