Helpful links regarding scams and identity theft:
The Office of the Attorney General is always tracking consumer scams. Here you can find a list of some common types—and how you can spot, avoid, and report them.
The Internet Crime Complaint Center, or IC3, is the Nation’s central hub for reporting cybercrime. It is run by the FBI, the lead federal agency for investigating cybercrime. Here on their website, you can take two vital steps to protecting cyberspace and your own online security.
Identity theft can affect your credit, create fraudulent debt or false medical records, and much more. Learn the steps to prevent identity theft, and if you’ve become a victim, what steps to take to stop the damage.
IdentityTheft.gov is the federal government’s one-stop resource for identity theft victims. The site provides streamlined checklists and sample letters to guide you through the recovery process.
USAGov makes it easier for everyone to find and understand the government services and information they need—anytime, anywhere, any way they want.
The Postal Inspection Service enforces over 200 federal statutes related to crimes that involve the postal system, its employees, and its customers. If you are a victim or have you witnessed a mail-related crime, this site allows you to alert Postal Inspectors to the problem and prevent others from being victimized.
The National Do Not Call Registry gives you a choice about whether to receive telemarketing calls. Here you can register your home or mobile phone for free and report unwanted calls.
Informed Delivery is a free service from USPS that shows you preview images of incoming mail, as well as status updates about your incoming and outbound packages. You can see those notifications in a morning Daily Digest email or at any time via the dashboard from your phone, computer, or the USPS Mobile® app.