The mission of the FBI is to protect the American people and uphold the Constitution of the United States. This mission includes our efforts to combat financial crimes targeting seniors. The FBI, in alignment with the Department of Justice Elder Fraud Initiative and the efforts of our internal and external partners, is committed to this mission. It is from this commitment to the American people that the FBI provides the public an avenue to report fraud through the IC3.
The IC3 receives and tracks thousands of complaints daily, reported by victims of fraud. Any person aged 60 or older could be considered a victim of Elder Fraud. IC3 reporting is key to identifying, investigating, and holding those responsible accountable for their actions.
Each year, millions of elderly Americans fall victim to some type of financial fraud or internet scheme.
If you, or someone you know, is a victim of a fraud or scam, file a complaint with the IC3.
External Links and Information
- FBI Elder Fraud
- FBI Victim Service Division Older Adult Financial Exploitation pamphlet
- DOJ Elder Justice Initiative
- Romance Scammer Stole Over $700,000
DOJ Elder Fraud Hotline
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FBI Warns of Scammers Targeting Senior Citizens in Grandparent Scams and Demanding Funds by Wire, Mail, or Couriers
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