The list of resources below has been compiled for anyone that suspects that they may be a victim of any type of fraud or scam. The list was originally designed as a resource to report mortgage fraud, predatory lending scams and identity theft in Wyoming but may also serve those who are victims of many types of fraud in Wyoming. Other types of fraud may include:
- Internet Scams
- Phishing/Email Scams
- Credit Card Fraud
- Investment Scams
- Financial - Debt Elimination
- Business/MLM Scams
The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI)
(202) 324-3000 – National FBI Financial Institution Fraud Unit
The FBI, a branch of the United States Department of Justice, is authorized
to investigate and enforce criminal laws of the U.S. The FBI investigates criminal
acts involving potential violations of the United States Federal Criminal Code.
State authorities investigate criminal acts which are violations of their state’s
In conjunction with the ‘White Collar Crime’ department, the FBI
investigates mortgage fraud, which often involves many professionals working
in collusion: bank loan officers, realtors, appraisers, accountants, and mortgage
brokers. All of these profit through various commissions, fictitious sales and
fees – often on loans that aren’t genuine.
To report mortgage fraud with the FBI, contact the Field Division listed under
The Federal Trade Commission (FTC)
http://www.ftc.gov/ and www.consumer.gov/idtheft
Consumer Response Center
600 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W.
Washington DC 20580
Toll Free Phone: (877) 438-4338 – Identity Theft Clearinghouse
Consumer Response Center: (877) 382-4357
While the Federal Trade Commission does not actually resolve an individual
consumer’s problem, it does investigate mortgage fraud with the aim of
leading to law enforcement action. The FTC is especially active regarding homeowner
and mortgage ‘identity theft.’
In addition to reporting mortgage fraud and scams to other appropriate agencies,
filing with the FTC helps put the Con-Artists out of business.
To report fraud or register a complaint about a national bank, contact
Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC)
Comptroller of the Currency
Midwestern District Office
2345 Grand Avenue, Suite 700
Kansas City, MO, 64108-2683
Phone: (800) 613-6743
The OCC charters, regulates and supervises over 2,500 national banks.