Frauds and Scams
One stop national resource to learn about the crime of identity theft.
Español Robo de identidad
Identity Theft - Protect Yourself
How to protect your vital information and what to do if you suspect that your identity was stolen.
Español Robo de identidad - Protéjase
Identity Theft is a Crime
Resources from the government about how identity theft is being combated.
Español El robo de identidad es un delito
OnGuard Online - Your Safety Net
Practical tips from the federal government and the technology industry to help you be on guard about protecting your personal information.
Español Alerta en línea
- Identity Theft
Other Frauds and Scams
5 Tips for Avoiding Foreclosure Scams
Helps you avoid becoming a victim of foreclosure rescue scams.
Fraud and Scam Warnings
Information and a list of the warnings posted by the Federal Reserve System and other authorities, including about fraud using the Federal Reserve's name.
Homeowners Beware of Questionable Solicitations
Don't be a victim of the latest consumer scam. Beware if you get an advertisement for a Community Reinvestment Act program loan endorsed by the Federal Reserve.
How to Avoid Grant Scams and Fraud
Learn how to tell whether an offer for a government grant is a scam.
How Can I Verify Whether or Not a Debt Collector is Legitimate? (CFPB)
Learn how to spot a debt collection scam.
How to Avoid Investment Scams That Target Groups (SEC)
Discusses scams directed at members of certain groups (ie. the elderly, religious groups) and tells you what to do if you are a victim.
Loan Modification Scam Alert
Facts you should know about loan modification scams, including descriptions of some of the most common scams to avoid and instructions for reporting scams you or someone you know may be victim to.
Español Alerta: Fraude a la modificación de préstamo
- 5 Tips for Avoiding Foreclosure Scams