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Fraud Awareness

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Investigation and Enforcement

Publications and Online Materials

Consumer Sentinel Network Data Book
Federal Trade Commission, Annual Report

Health Care Fraud and Abuse Control Program Annual Reports
U.S. Departments of Health and Human Services and Justice, Annual Report

Internet Crime Annual Reports
Internet Crime Complaint Center, Annual Report

Mortgage Loan Fraud Update: Suspicious Activity Report Filings
Financial Crimes Enforcement Network, Quarterly Report

Telephone Robocall Abuse Criminal Enforcement and Deterrence Act: 2020 Report to Congress
U.S. Department of Justice, October 2020

Handful of Unlawful Behaviors, Led by Fraud and Bribery, Account for Nearly All Public Corruption Convictions Since 1985
National Institute of Justice, June 2020

Quick Facts: Counterfeiting
U.S. Sentencing Commission, September 2019

Quick Facts: Credit Card Fraud
U.S. Sentencing Commission, September 2019

Quick Facts: Government Benefits Fraud
U.S. Sentencing Commission, September 2019

Quick Facts: Health Care Fraud
U.S. Sentencing Commission, September 2019

Quick Facts: Theft, Property Destruction, and Fraud Offenses
U.S. Sentencing Commission, September 2019

Quick Facts: Securities and Investment Fraud
U.S. Sentencing Commission, August 2019

Quick Facts: Tax Fraud
U.S. Sentencing Commission, August 2019

Fraud Section Year in Review 2018
U.S. Department of Justice, January 2019

Detecting Exploitation by Conservators: Court Monitoring
Office for Victims of Crime-Sponsored, September 2018

Detecting Exploitation by Conservators: Systemic Approach
Office for Victims of Crime-Sponsored, September 2018

Examples of Conservator Exploitation: An Overview
Office for Victims of Crime-Sponsored, September 2018

State and Local White Collar Crime Program: State Regulatory Agency Statutes For Selected Offenses (Volume I And II)
Bureau of Justice Statistics-Sponsored, July 2017

Stolen Identity Refund Fraud
U.S. Department of Justice, October 2016

Combating Fraud in African American & Latino Communities: The FTC's Comprehensive Strategic Plan
Federal Trade Commission, June 2016

Other Resources

Defense Procurement Fraud Debarment (DPFD) Clearinghouse
The DPFD Clearinghouse is the single point of contact for contractors or subcontractors of the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) to promptly confirm whether potential employees have been convicted of fraud or any other felony arising out of a contract with DoD.

National Motor Vehicle Title Information System (NMVTIS)
NMVTIS is an on-line computer system designed to help protect states and consumers from automobile fraud and to provide law enforcement with new tools to investigate fraud, theft, and other crimes involving vehicles.

Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA)
BJA provides leadership and services in grant administration and criminal justice policy development to support local, state, and tribal justice strategies to achieve safer communities.

Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI): Cyber Crime
The FBI works to prevent criminals, sexual predators, and others intent on malicious destruction from using the internet and online services to steal from, defraud, and otherwise victimize citizens, businesses, and communities.

Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI): White Collar Crime Unit
The FBI White Collar Crime Unit works to investigate schemes of deliberate deception, provides the public with information on protection from common scams, and describes what should be done if a person feels they have been victimized.

Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3)
For law enforcement and regulatory agencies at all levels, IC3 offers a central repository for complaints related to internet fraud, works to quantify fraud patterns, and provides timely statistical data of current fraud trends.

National Center for Disaster Fraud (NCDF)
NCDF is the result of a partnership between the U.S. Department of Justice and various law enforcement and regulatory agencies to form a national coordinating agency to improve and further the detection, prevention, investigation, and prosecution of fraud related to natural and man-made disasters, and to advocate for the victims of such fraud.

U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ)
Through a variety of initiatives and units, such as the following, DOJ provides federal leadership in the prevention and control of different forms of crime, including those that relate to fraud:

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE): Identity and Benefit Fraud
ICE places a high priority on investigating document/identity and benefit fraud. These types of fraud pose a severe threat to national security and public safety because they create a vulnerability that may enable terrorists, criminals and illegal aliens to gain entry to and remain in the United States.

U.S. Postal Inspection Service (USPIS)
The mission of the U.S. Postal Inspection Service is to protect the U.S. Postal Service, secure the nation's mail system and ensure public trust in the mail through consumer awareness, and investigation of mail fraud.