Fraud Center: Useful Links and Resources

FakeChecks.org
Learn More About Fake Check Scams at fakechecks.org

Don't Get Ripped Off: Tips from the FBI (pdf)

Looks Too Good To Be True.com
This website was developed to arm you with information so you don't fall victim to Internet scam artists.

Would You Have Spotted the Fraud?
Information on spotting ATM skimmers.

The United States Postal Inspection Service Fraud Protection Site
Helpful information on protecting yourself from many types of fraud.

ProtectYourIdentityNow.org from the National Foundation for Credit Counseling
ProtectYourIdentityNow.org is a service provided by the Members of the National Foundation for Credit Counseling (NFCC), most of them known as Consumer Credit Counseling Service (CCCS).

 


Fraud Resources

FTC Consumer Identity Theft Site
“This website is a one-stop national resource to learn about the crime of identity theft. It provides detailed information to help you deter, detect, and defend against identity theft.”

"How Not to Get Hooked by the 'Phishing' Scam"

"Internet Pirates Are Trying to Steal Your Personal Financial Information"

FDIC
For more information on how to protect yourself from identity theft and the steps you can take to safeguard your computers and personal information, review the online educational tool on the FDIC's Web site.


Identity Theft

To help protect yourself from Identity Theft:
- Photocopy contents of your wallet
- Do not list SS# on your checks
- Use P.O. Box as your address
- Shred all sensitive mailings

If you are a victim of Identity Theft:
- File a police report immediately
- Contact all credit card companies
- Contact Bank
- Contact Federal Trade Commission  at 1-877-382-4357
- Contact SS Admin. Fraud Line at 1-800-269-0271
- Call Natl. Reporting Organizations
- Equifax-1-800-525-6285
- Experian-1-888-397-3742
- Trans Union-1-800-680-7289

Important Links:
Federal Trade Commission
United States Postal Inspector
Department of Justice
Social Security Administration
When Someone Misuses Your SSA Number