If you or someone you know is victim of fraud, abuse, or exploitation report it.
If the situation is threatening or dangerous call 911 or the local police for immediate help.
If you suspect that an individual or company may be involved in a reverse mortgage scam, false advertising, or other fraudulent behavior, let your HECM counselor, lender, or loan servicer know. Then, file a complaint with the Federal Trade Commission, your state Attorney General’s office, or your state banking regulatory agency.
National Center on Elder Abuse
State by State directory of reporting numbers, government agencies, state laws, state-specific data and statistics, and other resources.
Consumer Fraud and Identity Theft
Contact the Federal Trade Commission at 1-877-FTC-HELP, 1-877-ID-THEFT, or online at www.ftc.gov.
US Senate Special Committee on Aging
To report scams, receive information on how to avoid/recover from scams or get referrals for other agencies, including the Better Business Bureau, you can contact the Committee’s toll-free Fraud Hotline at 1-855-303-9470.
General Fraud and Other Criminal Matters
Contact the FBI at (202) 324-3000, or online at www.fbi.gov or https://tips.fbi.gov.
Health Care Fraud, Medicare/Medicaid Fraud, and Related Matters
Contact the Department of Health and Human Services, Office of the Inspector General at 1-800-HHS-TIPS, or online at www.oig.hhs.gov.
Internet Fraud and Lottery/Sweepstakes Fraud by Internet
Contact the Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3) online at www.ic3.gov.
Mail Fraud and Lottery/Sweepstakes Fraud
Contact the U.S. Postal Inspection Service at 1-800-372-8347, or online at https://postalinspectors.uspis.gov.
Contact the Securities and Exchange Commission at 1-800-SEC-0330, by email at firstname.lastname@example.org (link sends e-mail), or online at www.sec.gov.