Filing Complaints

 

 

To report fraud or identity theft, contact one the following agencies:

 

Fraud
Fraud & Scams, General (scams, spam, false advertising, etc.)

Contact affected banks and credit card companies to tell them about the fraud.

Ask credit bureaus to place a “fraud alert” on your credit report: 888-766-0008 (Equifax); 1-800-680-7289 (TransUnion); 1-888-397-3742 (Experian)

FL Attorney General Fraud Hotline: (866) 966-7226

Federal Trade Commission (FTC): (202) 326-2222 or www.ftccomplaintassistant.gov

Seniors vs. Crime: (800) 203-3099

Palm Beach County Consumer Affairs Division: (561) 712-6600

FL Division of Consumer Services: (800) 435-7352

Better Business Bureau of Southeast Florida: (561) 842-1918 or www.bbb.org
Car, Vehicle, or Motor Home Fraud

FL Office of Financial Regulation (FLOFR): (850) 487-9687 or www.flofr.com

FL Highway Safety & Motor Vehicles: (850) 617-2000 or www.flhsmv.gov  

Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV): (850) 487-9687

Contractor or Handyman Fraud (contractor took the money but did not finish the work, etc.)

FL Department of Business and Professional Regulation (DBPR): (866) 532-1440 or www.myfloridalicense.com

FL Attorney General: (866) 966-7226 or www.myfloridalegal.com

FL Office of Financial Regulation (FLOFR): (850) 487-9687 or www.flofr.com
Internet Crimes, Hacking, and Scams

FBI’s Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3): www.ic3.gov

Federal Trade Commission (FTC): (202) 326-2222 or www.ftccomplaintassistant.gov
Insurance Fraud FL CFO Complaint: (800) 378-0445 or www.myfloridacfo.com/Division/DIFS/
IRS Tax Scams

Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration (TIGTA): 1-800-366-4484

Federal Trade Commission (FTC): (202) 326-2222 or www.ftccomplaintassistant.gov
Medicare/Medicaid Fraud

FL Department of Financial Services, Division of Public Assistance Fraud Hotline: (866) 762-2237

U.S. Office of the Inspector General (OIG): (800) 447-8477 or https://oig.hhs.gov/fraud/report-fraud/index.asp
Securities Fraud (investments, etc.)

Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA): (561) 443-8000 or http://www.finra.org/investors/file-complaint

U.S. Securities & Exchange Commission (SEC): (800) 732-0330 or www.investor.gov

National Association of Securities Dealers: 1-800-289-9999 or http://www.nasdr.com

Futures

Commodity Future Trading Commission (CFTC): (202) 418-5000 or http://www.cftc.gov/Forms/tipsandcomplaints

National Futures Association: 1-800-621-3570 or http://www.nfa.futures.org
Social Security Fraud

Social Security Administration (SSA): (800) 269-0271 or

http://oig.ssa.gov/report-fraud-waste-or-abuse

If Social Security Card was stolen, call SSA at 1-800-772-1213 to report the theft and request a replacement.
Veterans (VA) Benefits Fraud

FL Department of Financial Services, Division of Public Assistance Fraud Hotline: (866) 762-2237

U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, Office of Inspector General: 1-888-407-0144 or www.va.gov/oig/hotline/

Identity Theft
Identity Theft

Ask the credit bureaus to place a “fraud alert” on your credit report:

888-766-0008 (Equifax); 1-800-680-7289 (TransUnion); 1-888-397-3742 (Experian)

Contact your banks and credit card companies to tell them about the ID theft.

FL Attorney General Fraud Hotline: (866) 966-7226

Federal Trade Commission (FTC): (877) 438-4338 or www.ftccomplaintassistant.gov

If FL driver’s license was stolen, contact the Fraud Section of the FL Department of Highway Safety & Motor Vehicles at 850-617-2405.
Identity Theft Recovery Tools Elder Rights Center’s Identity Theft First Aid Kit: www.youragingresourcecenter.org/identitiy-theft-kit (or we can mail them a copy)
Replacing Stolen Identity Documents

FL Driver’s License: Report the theft to local law enforcement. Bring a copy of the police report to the DMV with you to get a free replacement.

Social Security Card: Call SSA at 1-800-772-1213 to report the theft and request a replacement.

U.S. Passport: Call the U.S. Department of State at (877) 487-2778 to report the theft and request a replacement.
Abuse/Neglect/Exploitation
Exploitation of an Elder by a Known & Trusted Person

Adult Protective Services (APS) - 1-800-962-2873, to report exploitation.

Good idea to also call local law enforcement.

Financial Crimes against Nursing Home Residents

Agency for Health Care Administration – (888) 419-3456

Florida Long Term Care Ombudsman - (888) 831-0404
Other

Complaints against Financial Service Providers

(Banks, Credit Card Companies, Loan Companies, etc.)

Consumer Finance Protection Bureau (CFPB): (855) 411-2372 or www.consumerfinance.gov/complaint/

FL Office of Financial Regulation (FLOFR): (850) 487-9687 or www.flofr.com

Florida Attorney General’s Economic Crimes Unit: (866) 966-7226 or www.myfloridalegal.com

Federal Trade Commission (FTC): (202) 326-2222 or www.ftccomplaintassistant.gov
Mail Theft & Mailbox Vandalism 

Report Mail Theft to U.S. Postal Service (USPS): 877-876-2455

Report Mail Box Vandalism to USPS: 877-876-2455 or http://ehome.uspis.gov/mailtheft/vandalize.aspx



 

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