Investment

Deceptive practice that convinces investors to make purchases on the basis of false information. These scams usually offer the victims large returns with minimal risk. (Retirement, 401K, Ponzi, Pyramid, etc.)

Report


The more national reporting data that’s collected, the better the chance law enforcement has to catch the criminals and decrease online crime. Reporting a fraudulent incident will also assure that you have accurate documentation in order to aid in your recovery. Please consider reporting your incident or chat with an online support specialist at the FTC Complaint Assistant. The FTC will create a report number and a copy of the report for your records. 

The FTC cannot resolve individual complaints, but they can provide information about what next steps to take. How much information you give them is up to you. They will share your report with local, state, federal, and foreign law enforcement partners. Your report might be used to investigate cases or in a legal proceeding. Please read their Privacy Policy to learn how they protect your personal information, and when they share it outside the FTC. 

The more national reporting data that’s collected, the better the chance law enforcement has to catch the criminals and decrease online crime. Reporting a fraudulent incident will also assure that you have accurate documentation in order to aid in your recovery. Please consider reporting your incident to the FBI Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3).  

Once processed, complaints filed via their website may be referred to federal, state, local, or international law enforcement or regulatory agencies for possible investigation. Any investigation opened on any complaint is initiated at the discretion of the law enforcement and/or regulatory agency receiving the complaint information. Reporting the incident at IC3 will not result in a call back for assistance.

The FAQs about reporting can be found here. Please read the FBI/IC3 privacy policy here.


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Recover


 

The following resources have been gathered and vetted in order to better serve you. These resources have been chosen to help simplify the process of recovery after a cyber incident has taken place. With these resources you may need to contact organizations outside Fraudsupport.org. Results will vary depending on your circumstances. 



Report investment fraud to the Security Exchange Commission

Contact your State Consumer Protection Office for help

Call and visit Identity Theft Resource Center for help from a victim advocate

Call and visit VictimConnect for help from a victim advocate

Investment Fraud Recovery Checklist:

For senior financial fraud Contact your state office of the National Adult Protective Services Association (NAPSA)

Visit FINRA to make sure the broker you are working with is legitimate

Reinforce


 

Once the proper organizations have been notified and you are on the road to recovery, it is time to reinforce your cybersecurity. Let’s take action and strengthen your cybersecurity with the following resources and tools.



Financial Fraud Information from FBI

FDIC Financial Scam Information

Fruad.org Investment Scams

Cryptocurrency Scams

Understanding Security in Online Trading

Videos to help educate seniors on banking fraud from Capital One

Learn about scams targeting seniors