Civil fraud is misrepresentation of a material fact which unlawfully causes damage. In some situations it can be the failure to disclose a fact (an omission) which the law requires to be disclosed. Civil fraud is divided into statutory violations (e.g. federal or state securities fraud) and common law violations (fraud, misrepresentation, and deceit). It overlaps other areas of civil law such as consumer protection, investor protection, and business regulation. Criminal fraud is theft or embezzlement in violation of a specific statute.

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Crimes of Persuasion
Avoiding victimization through telemarketing fraud, investment schemes, and consumer scams.
Federal Bureau of Investigation - Common Fraud Schemes
Information and links on Internet fraud, telemarketing fraud, mortgage scams, identity theft, and other consumer frauds.
Federal Trade Commission
Law, rules, and cases on consumer protection, predatory lending, unfair trade practices, and anti-trust.
Identity Theft and Identity Fraud
Identity theft and fraud information from the United States Department of Justice.
National Check Fraud Center
Learn about and report check fraud.
National Fraud Information Center
Prevent and report fraud.
National Futures Association
Investor protection and dispute resolution.
Tips on Avoiding Mail Fraud
Reporting and preventing mail fraud.
Tollefsen Law Office PLLC
Information on financial fraud remedies in Oregon and Washington.
U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission
Consumer advisories, enforcement reports, consumer complaint processes and additional program information. Federal government agency regulating investments in the commodity futures markets.
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