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Common Frauds & Scams

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When it comes to fraud, knowledge protects you. Learn more about the wide range of possible frauds and avenues for victims to seek recourse within these federal, state and other web sites.


The Internet Complaint Center (IC3) is a partnership between the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), the National White Collar Crime Center (NW3C), and the Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA). The IC3 gives the victims of cyber crime a convenient and easy-to-use reporting mechanism that alerts authorities of suspected criminal or civil violations.

The Federal Citizen Information Center (FCIC) provides information about consumer problems and government services. FCIC distributes and helps produce a variety of government publications, including the Consumer Action Handbook and its website. To provide you with the most up-to-date information possible, FCIC watches emerging consumer issues and regularly reviews new information from Federal agencies and consumer organizations.

Idiot Legal Arguments
The Anti-Defamation League has developed this Web page to describe various legal arguments utilized in various scams.

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