Frauds & Scams

Find information, forms, and resources to help you protect yourself from scams, fie consumer complaints, and recover from identity theft.
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Avoiding Scams Against Immigrants

By: Federal Trade Commission (FTC)

Whether you’re renewing your Green Card, becoming a citizen, or trying to choose the right forms, immigration issues can be complicated – and it’s important to do things right. Use the resources on this page to help you spot and avoid scams, and find the right kind of help.

Charity Scams

By: Federal Trade Commission (FTC)

Tips to help make sure that your charitable contributions actually go to the cause you support. This site includes information about how to donate to legitimate charities that support service members and their families as well as questions to ask telemarketers claiming to call on behalf of local police and firefighters.

Common Scams: Who To Contact

By: Montana Department of Justice (DOJ)

A list of common problems and the places for you to talk to for that specific problem.

Government Imposter Scams

By: Montana Legal Services Association

Scammers sometimes pretend to be government officials to get you to send them money or to steal your personal information. This page includes information about scammers who pretend to be from the DOC, the FTC, Medicare, and SNAP as well as tips for recognizing and dealing with government imposter scams.

How to Protect Yourself from Identity Theft

By: Montana Legal Services Association (MLSA)

Learn what identity theft is, how to protect your personal information, and what to do if you think you are the victim of identity theft.

How to Recover from Identity Theft

By: Federal Trade Commission

IdentityTheft.gov can help you report and recover from identity theft. You will explain what happened so you can get a personal recovery plan and then help for putting that plan to action.

Just Say NO! to Senior Scams

By: National Consumer Action (NCA)

Information on common scams that target seniors and how to avoid being scammed.

Phone Scams

By: Federal Trade Commission (FTC)

Information about phone scams, how to handle an unexpected sales call, the Telemarketing Sales Rule and the National Do Not Call Registry.

Solving Consumer Problems

By: Federal Trade Commission (FTC)

What to do when you have a complaint about a product or service. How to file complaints about scams, violations of your consumer rights, and issues with insurance companies.

Work-at-Home Schemes

By: Federal Trade Commission (FTC)

Information about common work-at-home frauds and scams including scams involving internet businesses, medical billing and multilevel marketing. Tips on how to spot and report these scams.

Insurance Complaint Form

By: Montana State Auditor's Office (SAO)

Fill out an online insurance fraud complaint for the office of the Montana State Auditor.