Fraud Prevention / Financial Crimes Bureau

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The Financial Crimes Bureau is supervised by Lt. Chad Parker. The bureau is responsible for economic crimes, fraud, auto theft and the regulation of ethical business practices of pawn shops, secondhand dealers and gold dealers. 

Office Hours: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday


Phone: 239-252-0069 or Fraud Hotline 239-252-2255

After hours: call 239-252-9300 for assistance

Remember, it’s your money. The best investor is an informed investor. Do your homework before investing. Be wary of products you do not fully understand. 

You can verify a license by logging onto Florida’s Office of Financial Regulation website
or file a complaint online with the Office of Financial Regulation.

To  or call the Consumer Helpline at 1-800-848-3792.

To learn more about how to protect yourself from regulation identity theft:
Secure Your Identity information 
Business Tips
Restoring Stolen Identity
Freezing your credit to prevent identity theft

You can also visit the Federal Trade Commission web-site to learn more

Identity Theft Prevention
Tips To Protect Your Business Identity
If You Are A Victim
Fraud And Scams
IRS Tax Scams
Freezing Your Credit