Who investigates bank fraud?


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The United States Federal Bureau of Investigation, or FBI, and the United States Secret Service both investigate bank and lending fraud, notes the United States Department of Justice. Those who suspect they are victims of bank fraud can find the local phone numbers for these two organizations on their websites or send a written request by mail.

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Some of the types of bank fraud the FBI and Secret Service investigate include counterfeit currency, identity theft, check and bond forgery, Food Stamp card fraud, computer crimes, money laundering and fraudulent forfeiture of assets, according to the Secret Service. The organizations also handle advance fees frauds in which someone, usually internationally, asks the victim to send money to eventually get a portion of a large prize.

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