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United States Department of Treasury Fraud Site:
www.treasuryscams.gov/cc/ccphony9.htm
So called "Limited Edition" United States Treasury Securities + historical Gold Bond Frauds

SEC (Securities & Exchange Commission):
www.sec.gov/divisions/enforce/primebank.shtml
Warning to All Investors About Bogus "Prime Bank" and Other Banking-Related Investment Schemes

National Criminal Intelligence Service
www.ncis.co.uk
NCIS works with law enforcement agencies, government departments and other relevant organisations nationally and internationally to gather and provide intelligence on serious and organised crime.

United States Secret Service
www.treas.gov/usss
The US Secret Service has primary jurisdiction to investigate threats against counterfeiting of U.S. currency or other U.S. Government obligations; forgery or theft of U.S. Treasury checks, bonds or other securities; credit card fraud; telecommunications fraud; computer fraud; identify fraud; and certain other crimes affecting federally insured financial institutions

The Law Society of England and Wales
www.lawsociety.org.uk

Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System
Division of Banking Supervision and Regulation

www.federalreserve.gov/boarddocs/SRLETTERS/1993/SR9361.htm
Interagency Advisory warning concerning "prime bank" notes, guarantees, and letters of credit and similar financial instruments (October 25, 1993)

International Monetary Fund (IMF) Warning
www.imf.org/external/np/sec/nb/1996/nb9614.htm
News Brief - IMF again warns of financial schemes misusing its name (November 18, 1996)

World Bank Warning
http://www.worldbank.org/html/extdr/extme/111.htm
News Brief - World Bank warns of investment schemes misrepresenting its name (December 1, 1999)

International Chamber of Commerce
www.icc-wbo.org.
Spurious use of non-existent ICC Regulations

PricewaterhouseCoopers:
www.pwcglobal.com/uk/eng/ins-sol/issues/ukind-secret_allsalliukeng.html
Uncovering secret market fraud - The myth that banks trade in discounted instruments

Alberta Securities Commission (ASC) Canada
www.albertasecurities.com/investor/alert2.html
Prime Bank Instruments Investor Alert - 'Certificates of Deposits,' 'Letters of Credit,' 'Bills of Exchange' etc.

Connecticut Department of Banking, Securities and Business Investments Division
www.state.ct.us/dob/pages/primebnk.htm

Kentucky Department of Financial Institutions
www.dfi.state.ky.us/fraud/scams.html
Prime Bank Instruments - A new wave of fraud on the rise worldwide

Serious Fraud Office London
www.sfo.gov.uk

US Treasury

www.occ.treas.gov/offices/enforcement/index

State Department's Bureau of Diplomatic Security
http://ds.state.gov/index.html
Has criminal jurisdiction over investigation of Passport and Visa Fraud as well as protection for all foreign diplomats in the US (except heads of State) and the Secretary of State; also in charge of security at all US Embassies and Consulates overseas.

Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco & Firearms (ATF)
http://www.atf.treas.gov/
Jurisdiction over matters concerning alcohol, tobacco & firearms.

Customs
http://www.customs.ustreas.gov
Jurisdiction over imports and exports.

Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI)
http://www.fbi.gov
General investigative agency of the U.S. Department of Justice

Federal Trade Commission (FTC)
http://www.ftc.gov
Jurisdiction over most consumer-oriented scams.

Financial Crimes Enforcement Division (FinCEn)
http://www.treas.gov/fincen/
Watchgroup for money laundering and related activity, including offshore activity.

Internal Revenue Service Criminal Investigative Division (IRS-CID)
http://www.treas.gov/irs/ci/index.htm
Investigative division of the Internal Revenue Service, including tax evasion cases.

Postal Inspection Service
http://www.usps.gov/websites/depart/inspect/
Jurisdiction over mail fraud.


The following are privately-run websites which may also be of assistance.


THE DILIGIZER BOARD
http://www.diligizer.com
Privately-run boards created for those who seek information regarding the backgrounds of and/or the experiences others have had with individuals/entities who/which have offered or are offering high-yield investment opportunities to investors worldwide. Also for those who wish to disclose the names and the events of the activities of fraudsters who have attempted to or have scammed investors out of money and/or assets.

Due Diligence Board Performers, Non Performers and Scammers in Finance
http://pub16.ezboard.com/bduediligenceboard
DDB is against scammers, please help us posting only verifiable facts or experiences, not just opinions.

Quatloos
www.quatloos.com
A comprehensive site covering all forms of scams and frauds..