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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 contractor or business is licensed by checking with the Department of Business and Professional Regulation at the Florida Licensing Portal.

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

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