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
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 http://www.dfi.wa.gov/ or 1.877.RING DFI (746-4334)
File a complaint online at http://www.dfi.wa.gov/consumers/complaint.htm
View consumer alerts at www.dfi.wa.gov/consumers/alerts.htm