Special Feature: Fraud Awareness - Victims and Service Providers

How to Report Fraudulent Activities

Online Toolkits

Assisting Victims of Mortgage Fraud Online Toolkit
With support from the Office for Victims of Crime, the National Crime Prevention Council created this toolkit to educate victim service providers, attorneys, and other allied organizations of the many types of crimes, frauds, and schemes associated with mortgage fraud and how to best serve victims.
Fraud Prevention Toolkit
This Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services toolkit highlights common types of fraud and abuse in the Medicaid program and offers resources for service providers.
ID Theft Toolkit
The National Identity Theft Victims Assistance Network, with funding from the Office for Victims of Crime, created this toolkit for victim advocates, attorneys, law enforcement officers, and others involved in assisting victims of identity theft.

Publications and Other Materials

Extended Fraud Alerts and Credit Freezes
Federal Trade Commission, September 2017
Victims of Identity Theft, 2014
Bureau of Justice Statistics, September 2015
Taking Action: An Advocate's Guide to Assisting Victims of Financial Fraud
Financial Industry Regulatory Authority and National Center for Victims of Crime, 2013
National Victim Assistance Academy Resource Paper: Identity Theft
Office for Victims of Crime-Sponsored, September 2012
Lost or Stolen Credit, ATM, and Debit Cards
Federal Trade Commission, August 2012
Statement of Rights for Identity Theft Victims
Federal Trade Commission & Office for Victims of Crime, July 2011
Financial Abuse of Elderly People vs. Other Forms of Elder Abuse: Assessing Their Dynamics, Risk Factors, and Society's Response
National Institute of Justice-Sponsored, February 2011
Consumer Rights Screening Tool for Domestic Violence Advocates and Lawyers
Office for Victims of Crime-Sponsored, 2011
Expanding Services To Reach Victims of Identity Theft and Financial Fraud
Office for Victims of Crime, October 2010

Other Resources

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.
Federal Trade Commission (FTC): IdentityTheft.gov
This FTC website offers an array of tools for identity theft victims, including the means to quickly and easily file a complaint with the FTC and get a free, personalized recovery plan.
Financial Crime Resource Center
A program of the National Center for Victims of Crime, the mission of the Financial Crime Resource Center is to help victims of financial crime recover their assets and regain control of their lives. Access the website for information about trainings, resources for victims and those who provide services to victims, and more.
Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3)
For victims of Internet fraud, IC3 provides a convenient and easy-to-use reporting mechanism that alerts authorities of a suspected criminal or civil violation.
National Identity Theft Victims Assistance Network (NITVAN)
Sponsored by the Office for Victims of Crime (OVC), NITVAN is a network of coalitions across the country, engaged in creating, enhancing, and delivering identity theft victim assistance training and outreach to improve the ability of the coalition members to provide direct victim assistance services.
Office for Victims of Crime (OVC): Directory of Crime Victim Services
The OVC Directory of Crime Victim Services provides a means for service providers and individuals to locate nonemergency crime victim services in the United States and abroad for various crimes.
Office for Victims of Crime (OVC): Fraud and Identity Theft
This section of the OVC site provides information and resources on rights and services afforded to victims of identity theft and identity fraud.
Office for Victims of Crime Training and Technical Assistance Center (OVC TTAC)
OVC TTAC serves as a gateway to current training and technical assistance for victim service providers and allied professionals who serve crime victims.

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