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Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Why You Should Contact DFI If You Think You May Be A Victim of Financial Fraud

Part of the Department of Financial Institutions’ mission is to protect Washington consumers from financial fraud.

We do this through a variety of ways, such as licensing financial institutions and individuals, examining them for compliance with the law, and taking enforcement actions against them for violating the law.

We also investigate complaints about financial institutions or individuals sent to us by Washington consumers.

If You Think You’re a Victim of Fraud – Contact DFI

If you think you are victim of financial fraud, you should contact DFI and file a complaint. We’ll review the complaint and if we find that the company is operating a scam that is under our jurisdiction, we’ll take action. Some fraudulent financial activities are not under our jurisdiction.  In that case, we’ll forward your complaint to the appropriate regulatory authority,

We also issue consumer alerts on our website to alert the public of potential scams. Many of these alerts come from complaints sent to us by consumers.

If you think you’re a victim of financial fraud, file a complaint with DFI – it may help you and others.

Contact DFI at or 1.877.RING DFI (746-4334)

File a complaint online at  

View consumer alerts at