Resources for Victims
I believe I am the victim of fraud or identity theft
- If you believe you are the victim of fraud or a money laundering scam, please contact your local law enforcement authorities. For more information on how specific types of fraud complaints or cases of suspected fraud can be submitted to Federal agencies, please see the Web site of the Financial Fraud Enforcement Task Force at http://www.StopFraud.gov.
- If you believe you are the victim of identity theft, you will find numerous resources on the Federal Trade Commission's (FTC) website at http://www.ftc.gov. You can also report identity theft to the FTC. The FTC has also created a legal assistance guide to help attorneys and victim advocates provide legal assistance to identity theft victims available athttp://www.ftc.gov/opa/2010/10/idtheft.shtm
- FinCEN Supports National Protect Your Identity Week (10/14/2011)
- If you believe you have been the victim of an internet crime or scam, such as phishing, re-shipping, etc., please visit the Internet Crime Complaint Center at http://www.ic3.gov. This is a partnership between the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and the National White Collar Crime Center. You can also find information on phishing scams, including how to report a suspected phishing attempt, at the Department of Justice's website at http://www.usdoj.gov. In addition, the Internal Revenue Service has issued several recent consumer warnings on the fraudulent use of the IRS name or logo by those trying to gain access to consumers' financial information in order to steal their identity and assets. For more information on this, please visit the IRS' website at http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=155682,00.html.
- If you believe that your credit card number has been stolen or that your credit card has been fraudulently charged, please call the issuer of your credit card.
I have information on suspected tax fraud, mortgage fraud, or other violations
- If you would like to report a suspected violation of Federal law, including mortgage fraud, please contact the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) or visit the FBI's website at http://www.fbi.gov. For more information on how specific types of fraud complaints or cases of suspected fraud can be submitted to Federal agencies, please see the Web site of the Financial Fraud Enforcement Task Force at http://www.StopFraud.gov.
- For resources and information on check fraud and counterfeiting, see the U.S. Secret Service's website athttp://www.secretservice.gov.
- If you have information on suspected tax fraud, please contact the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) or visit the IRS's website athttp://www.irs.gov.
- If you have information about counterfeit items, cyber-fraud incidents, and other fraudulent activity, please contact the FDIC or visit the FDIC's website at http://www.fdic.gov.
I am receiving unwanted spam
- If you have unwanted spam, please contact the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) or visit the FTC's website athttp://www.ftc.gov.
I am looking for information on making an employment benefits claim
- For information on how to make an employment benefits claim, including matters involving pensions and 401(K) funds,please see the Employee Benefits Security Administration's website at http://www.dol.gov/ebsa.
If you are looking for resources on individual financial issues
- For resources and information on financial education, see the website of the U.S. Financial Literacy and Education Commission at http://www.mymoney.gov/.
- If you are seeking information about the Office of the U.S. Treasurer’s financial literacy initiatives, please seehttp://www.treasury.gov/about/organizational-structure/offices/Pages/Office-of-the-Treasurer.aspx.
- If you are looking for resources on understanding your mortgage, please contact the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development or visit its website at www.hud.gov.
- If you are having trouble paying your mortgage, please contact the HOPE NOW Alliance or visit its website athttp://www.hopenow.com.
- For general inquiries as well as technical questions, comments or suggestions about the FinCEN website, please e-mail:firstname.lastname@example.org. FinCEN oversees the administration of the Bank Secrecy Act and provides support to law enforcement in their investigations of terrorist financing, money laundering and other illicit activity. FinCEN has no authority to impose criminal penalties. This e-mail address is only for general inquiries, technical questions, comments or suggestions related to the FinCEN website.