Fraud Awareness

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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.

Government (Federal) Web sites

Bureau of the Public Debt and the U.S. Treasury – Frauds, Phonies, & Scams
This site provides information on various types of securities frauds and investment scams.

Commodity Futures Trading Commission

Federal Bureau of Investigation(FBI)
Federal Bureau of Investigations Local Offices
Federal Communications Commission (FCC)

Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) Consumer Alerts
FDIC periodically provides consumers with information regarding scams that utilize their name.

Federal Trade Commission (FTC)

Food & Drug Administration

Healthfinder, a service of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Internal Revenue Service (IRS)
Internal Revenue Service local offices
International Trading Commission

Securities & Exchange Commission (SEC)
Securities & Exchange Commission divisions
Social Security Administration
Social Security Administration regional and local offices
SSA Office of the Inspector General

United States Department of Justice

United States Postal Inspection Service

United States Secret Service

U.S. Treasury – Office of the Inspector General –Fraud Alerts
These fraud alerts provide information on various scams that invoke the names of the U.S. Treasury, it's bureaus and/or officials.

State Web sites

State Attorney Generals
State Police Directory


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.