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Fraud & Identity Protection

If you have been a victim of fraud:

  1. Don’t wait to start notifying your bank and/or credit card companies.  Timely reporting is crucial!
  2. File a report with your local police department, this is a crime.
  3. Report unauthorized transactions to the Federal Trade Commission at:

ftc.gov

Call: 1.877.FTC.HELP (1.877.382.4357)

TTY: 1.866.653.4621

Useful Information to protect you and your business from fraud:

PICPA.org – Pennsylvania Institute of Certified Public Accountants provides information to prevent fraud for individuals and small businesses.

Fraud Prevention Checklist – Download this free fraud prevention check-up

OnGuardOnline.gov – Learn how to avoid internet fraud, secure your computer and protect your personal information.

IC3.gov – Information regarding International Mass Marketing Fraud along with other Internet schemes.  The IC3 receives, develops, and refers criminal complaints regarding the rapidly expanding arena of cyber crime.

fbi.gov – Learn about the FBI’s mission and what to do if you are a victim of Mass Marketing fraud.

bbb.org – Visit the Better Business Bureau for unbiased, objective information on businesses.

LooksToGoodToBeTrue.com – If it looks to good to be true, it usually is.  This website is a collaborate effort to educate consumers about Internet fraud.

IRS.gov – If you are unsure of a charity, you can verify legitimate charitable organizations through the Internal Revenue Service’s website.

Don’t forget, you can get a free credit report from these 3 Credit Bureaus Annually –

  1. Equifax – 1.800.525.6285
  2. Experian – 1.888.397-9742
  3. Trans Union – 1.800.680.7289
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