Consumer Protection

Identity Theft

Identity theft continues to be one of the fastest growing crimes in the United States, and has ranked as one of the top consumer concerns for the past several years. The Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) has produced a multimedia presentation to help consumers protect themselves from identity theft.

Fraud Protection

OnGuardOnline.gov provides practical tips from the federal government and the technology industry to help you be on guard against Internet fraud, secure your computer, and protect your personal information.

Latest Fraud Alerts

  • Fraudulent FDIC E-Mail
  • The Shopping Group Scam
  • E-mail Solicitation
  • Telephone Fraud
  • Medical Care Card Fraud
  • Internal Revenue Service (IRS) Scam
  • Gift Card Balance Theft

Phishing

The Anti-Phishing Working Group (APWG) is the global pan-industrial and law enforcement association focused on eliminating the fraud and identity theft that result from phishing, pharming and email spoofing of all types.