Advice from the FDIC Website:
Introduction to Identity Theft and Online Scams (video)
FDIC Consumer News: FDIC Consumer News provides practical guidance on how to become a smarter, safer user of financial services.
Consumer Resources for Becoming an Informed Banking Customer
Advice from the Consumer.gov Website:
Advice from the FBI:
Fraud Alert Poster (PDF file 1.8M)
Avoid being a victim of check fraud
Advice from the U.S. Postal Service:
"There is no legitimate reason why anyone would give you a check or money order and ask you to wire money anywhere in return."
Check out this U.S.P.S. website for tips on preventing check fraud: http://fakechecks.org/
Check out some other scheme alerts from the U.S. Postal Inspection Service.
Advice from the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) Website:
The Financial Fraud Enforcement Task Force maintains a wide list of resources and information dedicated to helping find and report suspected cases of financial fraud.
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