Financial Crime Resource Center

A program of the National Center for Victims of Crime to help advocates assist victims of financial fraud and ensure that victims have access to the best possible services and advice to assist them with recovery.

Financial Fraud Resources

Much like the techniques used to commit financial fraud, the techniques used to report these crimes are constantly evolving. Below are new and updated resources for reporting and understanding financial fraud that have come out since the publication of, and are therefore not included in, Taking Action: An Advocate's Guide to Assisting Victims of Financial Fraud.

  • Saveandinvest.org: FINRA Investor Education Foundation

  • Victim Assistance Checklists
    If you are a victim or helping a victim of financial fraud, the checklists will help navigate you through the recommended steps toward recovery.

  • FINRA Securities Helpline for Seniors
    Are you a senior investor with questions about your brokerage account statement or an investment in a brokerage account? Are you concerned that your account may have been mishandled by a broker? To help you with these and other investment-related questions, FINRA provides the Securities Helpline for SeniorsTM.

  • FINRA's "Non Traditional Costs of Financial Fraud
    This research report offers an in-depth look at financial fraud from the victim’s perspective—how victims experienced the incident, their reactions to the fraud and the potential indirect financial costs and non-financial, psychological and emotional consequences of having been victimized.

  • Stopfraud.gov: Financial Fraud Enforcement Task Force

  • Managing Someone Else's Money
    The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) Office for Older Americans released four easy-to-understand booklets to help financial caregivers. The Managing Someone Else’s Money guides are for agents under powers of attorney, court-appointed guardians, trustees, and government benefit fiduciaries (Social Security representative payees and VA fiduciaries).  The guides help them understand their duties; explain scams and different types of fraud; and offer resources for victim assistance.

  • Toll Free Anti-Fraud Hotline
    The Senate Aging Committee this week launched a new, toll free Anti-Fraud Hotline to make it easier for seniors to report suspected fraud and receive assistance. Hours of operation are weekdays, 9 am to 5 pm EST, at 1-855-303-9470. The investigators, who have experience with investment scams, identity theft, bogus sweepstakes and lottery schemes, Medicare and Social Security fraud, and other senior exploitation issues, will directly examine complaints and refer them to the proper authorities. Also, the Committee updated its website with the goal of making it easier for senior victims to get assistance.