Helpful Links: Scams/Fraud, Identity Theft & Victim Resources

Scams and Fraud

Federal Bureau of Investigation
This section of the FBI's site lists common frauds and scams plus gives information on how to avoid them.

This is the U.S. Government's official web portal and this section lists consumer scams and fraud information.

Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3)

A website which provides victims a way to report suspected criminal or civil internet violations, with in-depth information on the latest internet schemes and prevention tips.

Identity Theft

Federal Trade Commission

The Federal Trade Commission's Website providing a "one-stop" resource for education, victim services, and prevention of identity theft.

Office for Victims of Crime

This site provides tools for victims to use and a step-by-step approach for dealing with identity theft.

Department of Justice

The United States Department of Justice provides helpful information on identity theft and identity fraud.

Social Security Administration

Identity theft, fraud or misuse of one's Social Security or Medicare card are provided on their site.

Victim Resources

PA SAVIN: How to Register for Offender Release Notification

How to be notified via phone, email, or by mail upon offender release or change in status

Centre County District Attorney Victim/Witness Office

Services and resources for crime victims in Centre County

Pennsylvania Crime Victims

Information about the criminal and juvenile justice systems, available services, the impact of crime, as well as how to get help

Office of the Victim Advocate

Representing the rights and interests of crime victims before the Board of Probation and Parole and the Department of Corrections

U.S. Immigration & Customs Enforcement (ICE) Victim Notification Program

Resources for obtaining information about a criminal alien’s release from custody