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Established in 1995, the Financial Crimes Task Force of Southwestern Pennsylvania has been investigating, arresting and prosecuting criminals involved with financial crimes including mail theft and identity theft. The Financial Crimes Task Force was formed to develop a cooperative effort with various federal, state, and local law enforcement agencies, to address the problems of financial crimes and identity theft.
Originally called the Pittsburgh Credit Card Fraud Task Force, the Financial Crimes Task Force has been charged with the investigation and prosecution of criminal offenses involving split-deposit schemes, counterfeit checks and money orders, mail theft, wire and internet fraud, stolen government checks, identity theft and identity take-overs within Southwestern Pennsylvania, placing an emphasis on organized activity. The task force is committed to aggressively investigating and prosecuting offenders, of these financial crimes, in state and federal courts.
This website is designed to assist and educate in dealing with the complexity of financial crimes. Information is provided in dealing with the prevention of financial crime and the necessary steps to take if you become a victim. This website has a comprehensive section dealing with the most common scams and a listing of agencies and organizations who can provide you with additional information.
If you know or feel that you are an identity theft, financial fraud or a financial crime victim, or would like to report fraudulent activity on the part of others, please contact the Financial Crimes Task Force at the U.S. Postal Inspection Service toll free number, 1-877-US MAIL 5 (1-877-876-2455). Please call during the business hours of 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM, Eastern Standard Time, to talk to a Financial Crimes Task Force member or a U.S. Postal Inspector. Listen to all the options before pressing a number. Filling out complaints and reports can be done by completing the complaint form and can be sent to the task force by email, fax or mail. Click on Complaints to report crimes involving theft of U.S. Mail or a false Postal change of address to the U.S. Postal Inspection Service.
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