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If you’ve been scammed

Mortgage Fraud:

  • Detect and combat mortgage fraud 
    • This website, by the FBI, outlines various mortgage fraud scams, tips on preventing mortgage fraud, and contact information in order to report mortgage fraud.
  • Mortgage Modification Scams
    • From Prevent Loan Scams, this website highlights various mortgage modification scams and provides consumers with an easy method to report such scams online.
  • Submit a complaint about applying for a mortgage
    • This Consumer Financial Protection Bureau page allows consumers to submit a complaint concerning various mortgage related issues.

Estate Planning Scams:

  • Estate planning and other elder law related support
    • This page, from the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys, offers consumers a resource where they can find lawyers specializing in durable powers of attorney, conservatorship, estate planning, elder abuse, and other concerns.

Credit Card Fraud:

  • Report Losses and Fraud 
    • This page, from the Federal Trade Commission, directs consumers as to what steps to take if their credit card is lost, stolen, or they suspect that the card was used fraudulently.
  • Submit a credit card complaint 
    • From the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, this page gives consumers the opportunity to submit a credit card complaint concerning various credit card related issues.

Bankruptcy Fraud:

  • Report suspected bankruptcy fraud 
    • From the United States Department of Justice, this page details the steps a consumer should take in order to report suspected bankruptcy fraud.
  • Understanding Bankruptcy Fraud
    • This website, by the FBI, addresses the most common types of bankruptcy fraud as well as the most common culprits of such fraud.

Social Security Scams:

  • Submit a Report 
    • This page, from the Social Security Administration, allows consumers to confidentially report fraud, waste, and abuse concerning SSA programs and operations.
  • Report social security fraud
    • From the AARP, this article directs consumers how they can file a report if they see that someone is cheating Social Security.

Identity Theft:

  • File a Complaint 
    • This Federal Trade Commission website directs consumers how they can file a report if someone has used or tried to use their personal information.
  • Understanding identity theft and how to act
    • From The United States Department of Justice, this website informs consumers about various forms of identity theft and the steps to take if they think they’ve become a victim of identity theft.

Medicare And Medicaid Fraud:

  • Tips and complaints about potential fraud

    • From the Department of Health and Human Services, this page provides consumers with a hotline to which they can report tips and or complaints concerning Medicare fraud.
  • How to report fraud and suspected fraud
    • This AARP page gives consumers a list of official contact information to report to if they suspect they are, or know someone who is, the victim of health fraud or scams.
  • How to report health fraud and scams
    • This AARP page gives consumers a list of official contact information to report to if they suspect they are, or know someone who is, the victim of health fraud or scams.

Tax Fraud:

  • How to report tax scams
    • This IRS website details how consumers report potential tax scams or abusive tax scams.
  • Reporting tax scams in Washington 
    • From the Washington State Department of Revenue, this page allows consumers to report Washington State tax and license fraud.
  • IRS Call Scam 
    • This page, by the Washington State Office of the Attorney General, warns consumers about a phone scam targeting taxpayers across the country.

Insurance Fraud:

Loan Fraud:

  • Submit a vehicle or other consumer loan complaint 
    • From the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, this page gives consumers a place where they can report a complaint concerning various vehicle or other consumer loan related issues.
  • Submit a payday loan complaint 
    • This Consumer Financial Protection Bureau page allows consumers to submit a complaint concerning any payday loan related problems.
  • Submit a student loan complaint
    • From the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, this page allows consumers to submit a complaint concerning both private and federal student loans.

General Complaints:

  • General consumer complaint form 
    • This page, by the Washington State Office of the Attorney General, offers consumers the ability to file a general complaint online that involves either Washington state residents or businesses located in Washington.
  • Scam Stopper
    • From the Better Business Bureau, this page informs consumers on common scams and gives instructions on reporting a scam.