Part of our commitment to you is keeping your personal and financial information safe and secure. Explore how we are working to keep your information private and confidential and explore some tips and strategies for protecting yourself from identity theft and fraud.
Don't Be a Mule
The FBI is joining with law enforcement partners worldwide to raise awareness of and curtail this illegal movement of funds, which is fueling the growth of crimes across the globe. The FBI defines a money mule as a person who transfers illegally acquired money on behalf of or at the direction of another. Click here to learn more about money mules.
Buying an internet-connected smart toy? Before giving in to your kid's plea for a new toy, you may want to collect some information about it. Click here to learn more about smart toys.
U.S. Marshals Service
The U.S. Marshals and the FBI are alerting the public of several nationwide imposter scams involving individuals claiming to be U.S. marshals, court officers, or other law enforcement officials. Click here to learn more about reporting calls.
"Mail fishing" is on the rise across the country, according to law enforcement officials. Find out how to keep your correspondence safe.
Tech Support Fraud
Based on new reporting, the Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3) is providing updated guidance regarding technical support fraud. Tech Support Fraud involves a criminal claiming to provide customer, security, or technical support in an effort to defraud unwitting individuals. Click here for more information on tech support fraud.
Romance Scam - Has an online love interest asked you for money?
Looking to start a new relationship? For some, that may mean meeting a new love interest online. Word to the wise: sometimes it’s best to lead with your head and not your heart. Click here for more details on this romance scam.
Vishing Scam - Not Your Neighbor Calling
When your phone rings and it looks like a local call, you may be more likely to answer. Scammers count on this and can easily fake caller ID numbers. Click here for more details on this vishing scam.
Phishing Scam - Secretary of State
There are many scammers who pretend to be government officials – from the IRS, Social Security, and even the FTC. The latest twist is an email from – supposedly – the Secretary of State. Click here for more details on this phishing scam.
Identity Theft Toolkit