Fraud victim advocacy, fraud recoginition and prevention education, and law enforcement support

fraud recognition & prevention education, fraud victim advocacy, law enforcement support

Fraud recognition & prevention education, fraud victim advocacy, law enforcement support


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Why con artists scam

Profile of a con artist

What con artists look for

How con artists set up their victims

What a con artist won't tell you

What a con artist will tell you

Have I been scammed?

12 excuses for not returning your money

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Where did my money go?

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U.S. Federal Jurisdictions:

FBI   SEC   Secret Service   U.S. Attorney's Office   IRS-CID   FTC


The Internal Revenue Service

Criminal Investigation Division (IRS-CID)



... Since the inception of IRS Criminal Investigation, our mission has been to follow the money. And almost from the inception, the question of "Why is IRS involved?" has been asked. The fact is, no matter what the source, all income earned, both legal and illegal, has the potential of becoming involved in crimes which fall within the investigative jurisdiction of IRS CI. It is the objective of CI to utilize the broad authority of Title 26 and 31, tax, currency reporting and forfeiture and Title 18 money laundering, conspiracy and forfeiture to identify, investigate and prosecute the most significant tax, currency and money laundering offenders; and to pursue the assets of those offenders both domestically and internationally for criminal tax and asset forfeiture purposes. ...


When to contact the IRS:

When you have knowledge or evidence of:

>  Income Tax Evasion

>  Failure to File

>  Filing False Returns

>  Frivolous filers/non-filers who challenge the constitutionality of the American tax system

>  Employment Tax Cases

>  Claims for Fraudulent Refunds

>  Abusive Trust Schemes

>  Unscrupulous Tax Return Preparers

>  Illegal Source Financial Crimes (Money obtained illegally or through fraud)

> Narcotics Related Financial Crimes

> Money Laundering

> Money used to further terrorism, particularly:

> The leadership and members of extremist groups who have committed tax, money laundering, or currency violations;

> Persons engaged in fundraising activities to support terrorism, especially if tax exempt organizations are being utilized;

> Terrorism investigations involving complex, extensive or convoluted financial transactions.  

> For more information on this topic, please go to 


How to contact the IRS Criminal Investigations Division:

> To report suspected tax fraud activity, telephone 1-800-829-0433 

> To report suspected tax law violations, telephone 1-800-829-0433

> If you are located outside the U.S., then you can contact the nearest American Embassy or Consulate and speak with a Legal Attache.  Go here for a list of Legal Attaches:

The Attache will either direct you to the correct office or contact the IRS Criminal Investigation Division on your behalf. 

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