Facing Fraud? Who to Contact in North Dakota

Posted on 05/30/24

The following resources may be helpful if you or someone you love has been a victim of fraud or identity theft or if you are just looking to safeguard against them.

Downloadable PDF: Who to Contact ND

AARP Fraud Watch Network
The AARP Fraud Watch Network provides you with access to information about identity theft, investment fraud and the latest scams. aarp.org/fraudwatchnetwork

AARP Fraud Watch Network Helpline
Highly trained AARP Fraud Watch Network Helpline volunteers are standing by to offer peer counseling, support and referral services to fraud victims and their family members. Call toll-free: 877-908-3360

The National Association of Attorneys General (NAAG)
The NAAG site provides contact information for all state attorneys general. Most state attorneys general welcome consumer inquiries and complaints about frauds occurring in the marketplace and many offer complaint mediation services as well. naag.org

North Dakota Office of Attorney General (Consumer Protection Division)
This division enforces the state’s consumer fraud and Do Not Call laws, investigates and prosecutes consumer fraud cases and enforces the state’s anti-trust statutes. 701-328-3404 or 1-800-472-2600 attorneygeneral.nd.gov

FINRA Investor Education Foundation
The FINRA Investor Education Foundation provides critical information about how to avoid investment fraud, including allowing you to check to see if a broker or a particular investment advisor is registered. It is particularly helpful in addressing a variety of investment frauds such as gold coins and oil and gas scams. saveandinvest.org

North Dakota Securities Department
This department investigates investment fraud and other securities law violations and may take enforcement actions that result in disciplinary remedies and act as a deterrent for further violations. Call 701-328-2910 or 1-800-297-5124 or online at: nd.gov/securities

The North American Securities Administrators Association (NASAA)
This website is where you can find your local state securities regulator, who takes complaints against brokers and dealers that may have engaged in investment fraud. Find your regulator online at nasaa.org

U.S. Postal Inspection Service (USPIS)
This site, sponsored by the U.S. Postal Inspection Service, has information about how to protect yourself from mail fraud and how to identify when you’ve been targeted. deliveringtrust.com

Federal Trade Commission (FTC) Consumer Help
Call the Federal Trade Commission to file a complaint against a company if you feel you have been defrauded. Call toll-free 877-701-9595 or visit ftccomplaintassistant.gov

Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC)
The SEC is a good resource for checking up on an investment adviser and investment products. Call toll-free 800-SEC-0330 or visit sec.gov/investor or investor.gov

Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB)
If you have a complaint about fraudulent activity involving a bank account or service, credit reporting, debt collection, among other areas, contact the CFPB to file a complaint. consumerfinance.gov/complaint

National Association of Insurance Commissioners (NAIC)
Visit the NAIC website if you want to reach a state insurance agency about an insurance product or salesperson. Find your state at naic.org/state_web_map

Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC)
The CFTC can assist with problems in commodity futures, precious metals, and foreign currency trading. Call 866-366-2382 or visit cftc.gov/consumerprotection

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