Fraud & Scam Information


Don’t be a Victim of Fraud

In recent years local, state, and federal law enforcement agencies have receive an overwhelming number of complaints where someone has become a victim of fraud either by mail, telephone, or the Internet.  The fraud incidents usually involve money transfers, but sometimes they are an attempt to gain personal and financial information from the victim which can lead to Identity Theft.

Although trying to locate and arrest suspects of on-line, telephone, or postal mail fraud can be difficult a victim’s report to both local law enforcement and federal agencies can assist in creating criminal intelligence that can be an asset to investigations.

Besides reporting telephone, postal mail, or on-line fraud to the local law enforcement agency a victim should also contact:

The Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3) for Internet and/or e-mail related fraud.  The IC3 is a joint partnership between the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and the National White Collar Crime Center (NW3C).

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) for telephone related fraud.

The United States Postal Inspection Service (USPIS) for mail related fraud.

A key point to remember in protection one’s personal information and financial assets is:

 

If it sounds too good to be true, it probably is!

Some type of fraud:

Auction Fraud

Counterfeit Payment Fraud

Financial Fraud

Identity Fraud

Sweepstakes/Lottery Fraud

“I was hired…” or “I’m in prison…” Fraud

 

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