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February 2021 Featured Resources

This featured news content includes information about Teen Dating Violence Awareness and Prevention Month, National Consumer Protection Week, and The Vicarious Trauma Toolkit.

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.

March 2020 Featured Resources

New National, Toll Free Hotline Provides Help for Victims of Elder Fraud

For too long and far too frequently, fraudsters have preyed upon our senior citizens, robbing them of their hard-earned savings. To help combat fraud against older Americans, the U.S. Department of Justice launched the National Elder Fraud Hotline, managed by OVC, to provide services to adults ages 60 and older who may...

January 2020 Featured Resources

National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month

Every January, the nation commemorates National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month. In his proclamation, the President states that "we remain relentless in our resolve to bring perpetrators to justice, to protect survivors and help them heal, and to prevent further victimization and destruction of innocent lives."

This year, OVC celebrates the 20th anniversary of the Trafficking...

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)