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SCAM VICTIM RESOURCES YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT, M-Z

 

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

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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 (See Links page A-L at top)

 

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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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uMoneyGram Fraud Investigations Department: Call 1-800-666-3947and tell the customer service representative that you wish to report a fraud involving a MoneyGram wire transfer.

Money Laundering

uFinancial Action Task Force (FATF)

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.

How Stuff Works: Money laundering

Money Laundering in the EU - Stages of money laundering with graphic

uOffice of Terrorism and Financial Intelligence (TFI) - US Treasury Department

uUS Department of State

uUS Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA)

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

M.S.S. Advocacy Group - For investment scam victims, this group will help you determine if you can claim your financial loss on your income tax return, and assist you with the proper filing requirements for your loss.

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National DO NOT CALL Registry: The Federal Trade Commission, the Federal Communications Commission, and the states are enforcing the National Do Not Call Registry. Placing your number on the registry will stop most, but not all, telemarketing calls.

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

uNational Association for Missing and Exploited Children: Report a sighting.

uNational Futures Association: National Futures Association (NFA) is the industry wide, self-regulatory organization for the U.S. futures industry.

uNCUA: The National Credit Union Administration, an independent federal agency that supervises and insures 7152 federal credit unions and insures 4240 state-chartered credit unions.

 Fighting Internet scams and Nigerian Advanced Fee Fraud, providing international law enforcement, investigators, and anti-scam specialists with effective tools to combat Internet crime.

uNew Scotland Yard: (Metropolitan Police Service) see also - UK Police Forces

uNorth American Securities Administrators Association (NASAA)

 

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Paper Weapons - a site devoted to fighting counterfeit personal documents

uPhoneBusters,  the Canadian Anti-Fraud call center

Printerm.com: Describes check security features

Professionals Against Confidence Crimes

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

 

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Quackwatch - Everything you need to know about medical fraud.

Quatloos: a public educational website covering a wide variety of financial scams and frauds, ...

 

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Report email scams - File a Scam Email Report with Fraud Aid

Romance Scams, Sweetheart Scams, Relationship Scams:

Romancescams.org: the very best web site for victims of romance scams, sweetheart scams, relationship scams, run and operated by sweetheart scam victims who are knowledgeable and experienced.

WomanSavers - Research & rate before you date!  Trust must be earned, not handed out at first blush.

uRomanian Cyber Crime Center - eFrauda.ro: If you are certain the Internet scam you wish to report emanated from Romania, please contact the Romanian Cyber Crime Center.

uRoyal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP): Phonebusters

 

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

Save Karyn: $20,000 in credit card debt, this amazing lady dug herself out using her head, here sense of humor, and plain determination.  The entire site is a must-read for those of you who are struggling with debt after being scammed!

Scam 419

Scambusters: One of the oldest fraud prevention sites on the Internet, Scambusters has been informing the public about scams since at least 1995.

uScam Email Reports - File a Scam Email Report with Fraud Aid

Scam Victims United: Just what it says.  An excellent gathering place for victims of Nigerian Counterfeit Check Fraud scams.

Scam Alert - A terrific web site created by the owners of a Florida resort whose checks were stolen and used in a Sweepstakes scam

uSEC: Through this page you can file a complaint or provide the US Securities and Exchange Commission with tips on potential securities law violations.

uSecret Service 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 Secret Service.  The US Secret Service is a division of the Department of Homeland Security.

Senior Investor Resource Center: The North American Securities Administrators Association guidelines to protect you against investment fraud.

uSlavery, Exploitation, Child labor, Slave labor, Abuse:   See Human Trafficking and/or report to local law enforcement or your nearest FBI or Secret Service Field Office.

uState Securities Commissions

State Government: See US Government in this Directory

Stock Fraud Newswire: News and Information regarding stock, securities, bank, and investor fraud. Find Fraud Claim materials here!

Stop-Scammers.com: you'll find database of known scammers involved in dating fraud ...

Straight Shooter: Large fugitive database.

SwapMeetDave: Want to see counterfeit checks and counterfeit documents?  This page has 30 crisp graphics, easy on the eye.

Sweetheart Scams: See Romance Scams.

 

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Telemarketing scams

Telemarketing Fraud: Telemarketing fraud tips from the National Fraud Information Center.  Available in Spanish.

Telemarketing Fraud & Abuse: Federal Trade Commission cases since 2001

Telemarketing Fraud Prevention, Public Awareness, and Training Activities: Office for Victims of Crime

Telemarketing Fraud: FBI

Senior Fraud: National Crime Prevention Council

Laws about telemarketing fraud: Internal Revenue Service

uTexas State Securities Board

The Consumer Sentinel: 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.

uThe Cyber Tipline - handles leads from individuals reporting the sexual exploitation of children.

The Fraud Detectives: for our viewers in the UK.

The World Clock: for those of you who would like to know the time where your swindler lives.

Transparency International: a powerful worldwide coalition to end the devastating impact of corruption on men, women and children around the world.

 

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uUK Police Forces

UnjustIS: for our guests from the UK

US Government

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

US Department of Justice: Office of the Inspector General.

uUS Department of Homeland Security

US Department of the Treasury: Conducts and supervises audits and investigations of Treasury programs and operations.

US Governors: http://www.firstgov.gov/Contact/Governors.shtml

uUS Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE): Cyber Crimes Center

uUS Marshals Service: Serving America since 1789.

uUS Postal Inspectors: If you are a US resident then any letter or package (and the contents thereof) delivered to you , by whatever service, foreign or domestic, falls under the jurisdiction of the US Postal Service and the US Postal Inspectors.

US Representatives: http://www.house.gov/

US Senators: http://www.senate.gov/general/contact_information/senators_cfm.cfm

uUS State, County, and City Consumer Protection Offices

uUS State Securities Commissions

 

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Vandor: MUSICIANS!  Before you get involved with any music contract and before you associate yourself with any promoter, read this page.

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.

 

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Wells of Jutice: "The Foremost Comprehensive Web Site On Bankruptcy Court Corruption"

uWestern Union Fraud Investigations Department: Call 1-800-634-1311 and tell the customer service representative that you wish to report a fraud involving a Western Union money transfer.

White Collar Crime Fighter

Whistleblower Laws: your source for whistleblower information on the web.  See also The False Claims Act, Qui Tam

WomanSavers - Research & rate before you date! Trust must be earned, not handed out at first blush.

Women's (and Men's) Fraud Recovery Center: For victims of Sweetheart Scams.

World Privacy Forum: ... consumer data privacy, workplace privacy, job applicant rights and privacy, background checks and public records, identity issues, communications privacy, medical and financial privacy, and large technological infrastructures, including databases.

 

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