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File Complaints | Report Fraud | Report Crime | Report Child Crimes | Crime Fighting Resources |  Research Fraud | Best fraud-fighting forums

 

National Suicide Prevention Hotline: 1-800-273-TALK

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ID Theft: Everything you need to protect yourself against Identity Theft | What to do if your identity has already been stolen |  Your ID Theft Prevention TO DO List

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US Government: US Senators and Representatives | State Governors | State Senators | State Representatives | US State Securities Commissions

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Best Forums on Fraud: Fraud-fighting forums, fraud victim forums, forums that bait scammers

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Child Safety: Internet Child Safety, Abuse, and Exploitation Resources

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Check/verify a Charity: Government and charity monitoring web sites - UK, US, and Australia

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Investment scam victims: Learn how to file a loss deduction on your income tax report at M.S.S. Advocacy

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Medical Fraud - Quackwatch, owned by doctors, is the best website on medical scams.

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Stealing, Buying & Selling People: Human Trafficking, Child Trafficking, Trafficking in Young Women

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Public Defenders Offices by State: http://public.findlaw.com/library/state-public-defenders.html

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Victim's Rights by State: In the US, a crime victim's rights differ from state to state.  Find each state's Victim's Rights.

 

BEST FORUMS ON FRAUD:

Artists Against 419 - report fake bank.com web sites.

Forum for Women, brought to you by WomanSavers - Research & rate before you date! Trust must be earned, not handed out at first blush.

Fraud Watchers

Online Corruption - Covers a wide variety of online scams.

Romancescams.org forum - we highly recommend this site to those of your who have fallen prey to foreign Sweetheart / Relationship scams.  Alternate path: Yahoo Groups, search: romancescams.

Scam Investments: Thinking of joining an hyip club?  Join this forum first!

Scam Victims United (SVU)

Scam Warners: "We are here to protect, inform and assist victims and potential victims of internet fraud."

The Diligizer - for investment scams, HYIP's, biz scams, due diligence.  NOTE: You have to join EZBoard (free) to view the Diligizer Board.  While The Diligizer itself now requires an invitation to become a member, it is still a viable source for information and extremely informative.

Venture Research Institute Open Forum - An excellent source of information on investment fraud and scam types.

 

 

Forums that specialize in baiting scammers:

Anti-Fraud International

the Scam Baiter

419Eater

 

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File Complaints, Report Fraud, Report Crime, Crime Fighting Resources:

 

u Indicates an agency where you can file a complaint or seek enforcement assistance

 

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101 Investor.com: Everything for investors - a directory of Internet courses, chat rooms, bulletin boards, informational sites, etc.

419 Coalition: A Nigerian fraud education web site - one of the best and oldest.

800Notes: Did you receive a call but the caller did not leave a message and the Caller ID says "Unavailable"? Find out who is trying to contact you.  Great for calling back telemarketers to make sure you are removed from their call list.

 

u Indicates an agency where you can file a complaint or seek enforcement assistance

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aardvarc.org For victims of the worst kind of fraud - abuse, rape, and domestic violence.

AboutIdentityTheft - one stop identity theft information source for our visitors from the UK.

uAlcohol, Tobacco, & Firearms (ATF)

uAnti-Phishing Work Group: Learn about phishing emails, report phishing emails (Full Headers required)

Article 5: Songwriters!  Before joining anything or hiring anyone to promote your work, read about these scams on Music Producer Bobby Farrell's web site.

Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE): Find a Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE) in you area (click on the Fraud Resource Center tab) learn about what CFE's do and how they can help you, find courses in fraud recognition and prevention.

Attorneys General: Find your Attorney General's web site and Consumer Complaint contact.  

Artists Against 419: Large ongoing list of fake bank web sites.

 

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uBBB Online: The Better Business Bureau system and BBBOnLine have made it fast and easy for people to file complaints.

 

Blogs:

Fraudwar - We highly recommend you bookmark this blog on Fraud, Phishing, and Financial Misdeeds written by an experienced crime-fighter.

Bob Bear - An excellent UK-based fraud-fighting web site that isn't afraid of naming names.  If you are suspicious of a web site or name, this is a good place to start your research.

Brian Wizard's Website: Nigerian scam info site.

Buyer Beware! - Caveatemptorus.com is an easy to navigate, attractive web site that provides internet shopping fraud alerts and warnings.

 

u Indicates an agency where you can file a complaint or seek enforcement assistance

 

 

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California Chamber of Commerce - Minimum Wage Increase:

Get your new CalBizCentral Employer Posters that reflect the new California minimum wage increase in your place of business by January 1, 2007, in order to stay compliant with California and federal law.

California State Lottery Consumer Alerts

uCanada: PhoneBusters,  the Canadian Anti-Fraud call center

Certified Fraud Examiners: Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (CFE) web site.  To find a CFE, click on the Fraud Resource Center tab in the navigation bar.

Charities:

Charity Navigator is the nation's largest and most-utilized evaluator of charities.

GuideStar lists thousands of legitimate charities in the US and the UK. Don't send a donation without checking their site first!

US Internal Revenue Service: To establish a US nonprofit, charity, or foundation, one must apply to the IRS who maintains a list.  If the nonprofit, charity, or foundation you are looking for is not on the published listed because its approval is less than 30-60 days old, call the IRS to verify.

Canada Revenue Agency: List of charities registered by the Canada Revenue Agency.

UK Charity Commisson: The Charity Commission regulates the administration and affairs of registered UK charities and provides a searchable online list of registered charities.

Australia Charities Aid Foundations (CAF) only lists those charities that have registered through the Australian Tax Office (ATO).

Child Safety & Crimes:

uChild Pornography: Report Child Pornography international agencies.

Child Guidance: Was your child's father or mother a con artist?  Are you afraid your child is presenting the same characteristics?  Then please go to this web site.  No one is more experienced in working with parents in the midst of such situations than Dr. Liane J. Leedom.

Child Safety: Nat'l Center for Missing & Exploited Children child safety tips and guidelines.

Card Watch: A UK credit card theft prevention web site that all should see.

Coin Collector.org: Learn the difference between professional and illegal coin sales, protect yourself from coin investment scams.

Computer Crimes Research Center: A list of very important articles from a highly respected cyber crime fighting site. Take the time to read all the articles - you will not be disappointed.

uConsumer Sentinel (The): See how law enforcement jurisdictions all over the world work together to fight fraud using Consumer Sentinel, an innovative, international law enforcement fraud-fighting program.

Counterfeit merchandise

International Anti-counterfeiting Coalition (IACC) - report counterfeit merchandise and products.

Crimes of Persuasion: a Les Henderson site, author of Crimes of Persuasion

Crime Resources: crime related news, books and web resources.

CUFF (Citizens United to Find Fugitives) (501(c)(3) nonprofit division of Straight Shooter)

uCybercrime.gov - Computer Crime and Intellectual Property Section (CCIPS) of the Criminal Division of the U.S. Department of Justice

Cyber Criminals Most Wanted

uCyber Tipline (The): Handles leads from individuals reporting the sexual exploitation of children.

 

u Indicates an agency where you can file a complaint or seek enforcement assistance

 

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uDrug Enforcement Administration (DEA)

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Early Warning: An excellent web site that provides extra protection and vital information for anyone who buys or sells online 

ueconsumer.gov : Your site for cross-border e-commerce complaints.

uEmail scams - File Scam Email Reports with Fraud Aid.

 

Elderly Fraud Resources:

A/PACT: Aging Parents and Adult Children Together.  Consumer Fraud Against the Elderly plus many other programs, tips, guides, and resources.

uCenter for Problem-Oriented Policing: Financial Crimes Against the Elderly.

Health Fraud and the Elderly: A Continuing Epidemic

efraudster.com: Affiliate fraud, click fraud, lead fraud, sale program fraud.

Escrow.com If you are going to buy something from a stranger or sell something to a stranger, we strongly urge you to go here first!

 

u Indicates an agency where you can file a complaint or seek enforcement assistance

 

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FakeChecks.org - From the US Postal Inspector's Office

uFATF: Financial Action Task Force on Money Laundering

uFBI Field Offices: Not just for US citizens - if you are not a US citizen but have knowledge and/or evidence of a crime being committed by a US citizen in the US or abroad, or of criminal activity within the US, you can contact the FBI, Federal and State Government: See US Government in this Directory

 

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Federal Trade Commission (see Identity Theft for more)

AvoID Theft: Deter, Detect, Defend

Deter, Detect, Defend Brochure (PDF 207KB)

FTC: Use this form to submit a complaint to the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) Bureau of Consumer Protection about a particular company or organization.

Information Compromise and the Risk of Identity Theft: Guidance for Your Business
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President's ID Theft Task Force

Take Charge: Fighting Back Against Identity Theft (PDF 4.9MB)

Test Your Knowledge about Identity Theft New OnGuard Online Quiz

What To Do If Your Personal Information Has Been Compromised

Veterans Important Info on Unsolicited Email Offers & Callers

Fight Fraud America - Operated by professionals in fraud crimes, the current emphasis is on insurance fraud and identity theft with more to come.

uFinancial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCen) - To safeguard the financial system from the abuses of financial crime, including terrorist financing, money laundering, and other illicit activity.

Find Fugitives: Straightshooter.net has a large database of fugitives and an easy to use fugitive search form.

Fraud against the US Government - Welfare fraud, Social Security Fraud, State Disability Insurance Fraud, Food Stamps Fraud, etc.  So that you will be prepared and understand your legal rights of protection and reward, please read this before reporting your knowledge of the crime: The False Claims Act, Qui Tam

Forex Fraud - How foreign [currency] exchange, known as "Forex," is used in fraud, and training in Forex to avoid being scammed.

FraudInvestigator.com: For those of you who are located in South Africa and need a serious, professional, and well organized investigative firm.

Fraud-Guide-To: Articles and resources

Fraud Lawyer.com

FraudTech: Author of How to Become a Professional Con Artist

Fraud Rescue - See what former scam victim John Abromovage is trying to do for fraud victims

Fraudwar - We highly recommend you bookmark this blog on Fraud, Phishing, and Financial Misdeeds written by an experienced crime-fighter.

 

u Indicates an agency where you can file a complaint or seek enforcement assistance

 

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GuideStar: Lists thousands of legitimate charities in the US and the UK.  Don't send a donation without checking their site first!

Gypsy Scams, Gypsy Psychic Scams: There are over 750 Gypsy Fortune Tellers in the police database.  Is your Gypsy Psychic on the list?

 

u Indicates an agency where you can file a complaint or seek enforcement assistance

 

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Human Trafficking, Child Slavery, Sex Slavery Resources:

Childtrafficking.com: Swiss Foundation of Terre des hommes.  Terre des hommes Foundation, Lausanne, (Tdh) has focused on child trafficking since 1999. Resisting child trafficking is one of its organisational priorities.

uCoalition Against Trafficking in Women: The Coalition Against Trafficking in Women (CATW) is a non-governmental organization that promotes women's human rights by working internationally to combat sexual exploitation in all its forms.

Human Rights Watch (HRW): Campaign against the Trafficking of Women and Girls

International Labor Organization: International Programme on the Elimination of Child Labor

International Labor Organization: C182 Worst Forms of Child Labour Convention, 1999

International Labor Organization: ILO's Eight Core Conventions on Fundamental Human Rights Ratification Table (PDF)

Save the Children, Albania: Child Trafficking in Albania (PDF)

Stop Child Trafficking, Asia: Welcome to Asia ACTS against child trafficking.

Stop Child Trafficking Now (SCTnow.ORG)

Plan USA: Fighting child trafficking.

uUnicef: Welcome to the Child Trafficking Research Hub

US Department of Justice: Victims of Trafficking and Violence Protection Act of 2000

US Department of State: Victims of Trafficking and Violence Protection Act of 2000: Trafficking in Persons Report (2001).

World Vision - since 1953:  Fighting in the trenches against child labor, child soldiers, child trafficking, and child sex-tourism.

u Indicates an agency where you can file a complaint or seek enforcement assistance

 

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Iban Checker: Verify international bank account numbers

uICAC: The Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force

uICE - U.S. Immigrations and Customs Enforcement.

uICE Main Contact Menu

 

Identity Theft: See more under Federal Trade Commission in this Directory

AboutIdentityTheft - one stop identity theft information source for our visitors from the UK

Identity Theft Assistance Center - Click on Consumers in the navigation bar for variety of issues

Identity Theft Don't Become a Victim:  From the UK's Home Office

Identity Theft Prevention and Survival: Home of the ID-Theft Survival Kit.  Web site owned and created by an Identity Theft survivor, lots of practical information you can start using immediately.

Paper Weapons - Forged identity documents, Mexican drug cartels, money laundering

Trusted ID Blog - Ongoing alerts of ID Theft data breaches; ID Theft facts.

uIFCC: The Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3) is a partnership between the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and the National White Collar Crime Center (NW3C).

Institute of Consumer Financial Education - One of the best sites on the web for financial planning regardless of your current financial state.

Insurance Fraud:

uNational Insurance Fraud Bureau

Fight Fraud America - Operated by professionals in fraud crimes, the current emphasis is on insurance fraud and identity theft with more to come.

The John Cooke Fraud Report - Since 1994 an excellent source of insurance fraud stories with an insurance fraud archive dating back to 1995.
 

uInternational Anti-counterfeiting Coalition (IACC) - report counterfeit merchandise and products.

uInternational Chamber of Commerce (ICC) Commercial Crime Services - Trade document fraud, piracy, more

Internet Child Safety, Abuse, and Exploitation Resources:

Child Safety: Nat'l Center for Missing & Exploited Children child safety tips and guidelines.

KIKS: Keeping Internet kids safe

NetSmart: Recommended resources for Internet child safety education, tips and tools.  For parents, guardians, and teachers.  Links to child abuse resources.

Safe Kids: Your family's guide to making the Internet and Technology fun, safe and productive.

uInternet Crime Complaint Center (IC3) - The Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3) is a partnership between the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and the National White Collar Crime Center (NW3C).

uInterpol: Criminal activity or missing persons should, in the first instance, be reported to your local police department or your National Central Bureau (NCB). For further info, see our Police-Justice links.

Investor Protection Trust: Dedicated to non-commercial investor education by individuals chosen from the ranks of U.S. state securities regulators.

uIRS Criminal Division: If you suspect or know of an individual or company that is not complying with the tax laws, you may report this activity ...

 

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Le truffe via internet: for our Italian guests

 

u Indicates an agency where you can file a complaint or seek enforcement assistance

 

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