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Financial fraud

New Federal Trade Commission Website Helps Victims to Report Fraud

The Federal Trade Commission recently launched a new website to make it easier for consumers to report fraud, scams, and bad business practices. Victim service providers can help their clients submit fraud reports in just a few short steps on the English language site ReportFraud.ftc.gov or the Spanish language site ReporteFraude.ftc.gov.

Fraud

Financial and economic crimes cost American individuals and businesses billions of dollars every year, causing both financial and emotional distress.

Financial fraud occurs when someone uses deception or misrepresentation for financial gain. With ongoing technological breakthroughs and the globalization of commerce, today’s con artists have a new arsenal of weapons to use in defrauding consumers and stealing personal information.

The following resources provide information on fraud.

Fraud Alert: Scammers Claiming to be with OVC

The Office for Victims of Crime (OVC) has received multiple reports that our office's name is being used as part of an imposter scam targeting individuals throughout the country.

OVC is not making these phone calls.

These scammers falsely represent themselves as OVC employees and attempt to obtain or confirm personal information from the call recipient, such as a social security number, or will ask...

Research Brief: Identity Theft and Fraud

Date Published
March 2019
Publication Type
Report (Technical Assistance), Report (Grant Sponsored), Issue Overview, Instructional Material (Programmed)
Agencies
OVC-Sponsored