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.
The Federal Trade Commission's ReportFraud.ftc.gov website can help you report fraud and find resources to help you recover.
If you or someone you know is a victim of elder fraud, we encourage you to call the National Elder Fraud Hotline at 833–FRAUD–11 (833–372–8311).
The hotline is open Monday through Friday from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. eastern time. Services are available for speakers of English, Spanish, and other languages.
The Federal Trade Commission's IdentityTheft.gov website can help you report identity theft and find resources to help you recover.
For additional information, visit the Identity Theft topic page on our site.