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Fraud

National Organizations

  • Federal Trade Commission

    The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) is a governmental agency whose mission is to protect consumers. The FTC homepage provides links to a number of fraud-related information pages including privacy & security, internet fraud & safety, spam emails, and web scams. These pages provide educational materials to raise awareness about different types of fraud and practical tips to prevent fraud. The FTC is also the central reporting mechanism for fraud and ID theft. They do not resolve individual complaints but reporting is used to detect patterns that help lead to investigations and prosecutions. The website walks consumers through the complaint process with an online form.
  • Financial Fraud Enforcement Task Force

    The Financial Fraud Enforcement Task Force is made up of law enforcement, investigatory, and regulatory agencies at all levels of government. The Task Force aims to improve the investigation and prosecution of financial crimes, improve efforts to help victims remedy losses, and address financial discrimination in the lending and financial markets. The Task Force’s website, stopfraud.gov, has information on the varied types of fraud, reporting agencies, and prevention techniques.
  • Stop Notario Fraud

    (202) 442-3363
    The American Immigration Lawyers Association’s Stop Notario Fraud project provides information about immigration consulting fraud and how to report it.
  • Fight Notario Fraud

    (202) 662-1007
    The American Bar Association’s Fight Notario Fraud project provides information about immigration consulting fraud, as well as links to websites that can provide local legal resources.
  • Internet Crime Complaint Center

    IC3’s mission is to serve as a vehicle to receive, develop, and refer criminal complaints regarding the rapidly expanding arena of cyber crime. The IC3 gives the victims of cyber crime a convenient and easy-to-use reporting mechanism that alerts authorities of suspected criminal or civil violations.
  • Wired Safety

     
    Wired Safety is an online resource for cyber-stalking, cyber-bullying, online fraud, and identity theft. The website provides a great deal of information, and many self-help links for victims of online harassment, stalking, or fraud.

Statewide Organizations

  • New York Legal Assistance Group (NYLAG)

    (212) 613-5000
    NYLAG provides free legal services to low-income New York residents.  Their VAWA/U-Visa Project assists immigrant victims of domestic violence, while their Assistance to Victims of Immigration Fraud project works to assist immigrant victims of unethical legal representatives.