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How to Report Fraud in the State of New York

To report fraud in New York, NYC to Albany, contact the Attorney General, the Better Business Bureau or one of the local, state or Federal agencies listed.

New York Office of the Attorney General

Attorney General: Andrew M. Cuomo

The Capitol
Albany, NY 12224-0341
Complaint Forms

Fraud Hotlines

General Helpline: 1-800-771-7755

Health Care Hotline: 1-800-428-9071

Medicaid Fraud Control Unit: 212-417-5397

For the Hearing Impaired: 1-800-788-9898

Immigration Fraud Hotline: 212-416-6149

Insurance Fraud: 1-888-FRAUD-NY (1-888-372-8369)

Report Welfare Fraud in New York

Nassau County
Hotline: 516-227-8526 (24 hours, 7 days a week)
Write to:
Nassau County Department of Social Services
Special Investigations
60 Charles Lindbergh Blvd.
Uniondale, NY 11553-3656

Broome County
Welfare Fraud Hotline - 607.778.2519
DSS Fraud Reporting Form

Chemung County
Fraud Hotline: 607-737-5375
Mailing Address - Chemung County Department of Human Services
Special Investigations Unit
PO Box 588
Elmira, NY 14902-0588

Chautauqua County
Fraud Hotline - 1-800-388-5365
Email -

Erie County
Fraud Hotline: 716-858-1886
Fax: 716-858-1769

FBI Field Offices, Mortgage Fraud

White Collar Crime Supervisor
200 McCarty Avenue
Albany, NY 12209-2095
Phone: 518-465-7551

White Collar Crime Supervisor
One FBI Plaza
Buffalo, NY 14202-2698
Phone: 716-856-7800

White Collar Crime Supervisor
26 Federal Plaza, 23rd Floor
New York, NY 10278-0004
Phone: 212-384-1000

New York State Consumer Protection Board

Consumer Complaint Form
5 Empire State Plaza, Suite 2101
Albany, New York 12223-1556
Phone: 800-697-1220

HUD Field Offices

Albany Field Office
52 Corporate Circle
Albany, NY 12203-5121
Phone: 518-464-4200
Fax: 518-464-4300

Buffalo Field Office
Lafayette Court
465 Main Street, 2nd Floor
Buffalo, NY 14203-1780
Phone: 716-551-5755
Fax: 716-551-5752

Syracuse Field Office
128 E. Jefferson Street
Syracuse, NY 13202
Phone: 315-477-0616
Fax: 315-477-0196

HUD Regional Office

New York Regional Office
26 Federal Plaza, Suite 3541
New York, NY 10278-0068
Phone: 212-264-8000
Fax: 212-264-3068

New York Banking Department

Mortgage Banking Division
Consumer Help and Information
2 Rector Street
New York, NY 10006
Toll-Free: 800-334-3360
Phone: 212-618-6634
Fax: 212-618-6570

Nationally Chartered Credit Union

Region 1 - Albany
9 Washington Square
Washington Avenue Extension
Albany, NY 12205
Phone: 518-862-7400
Fax: 518-862-7420

State-Chartered Credit Unions

New York State Banking Department
Two Rector Street, 18th Floor
New York, NY 10006-1894
Phone: 212-618-6496
Fax: 212-618-6925

Savings & Loan Association or Savings Bank

Office of Thrift Supervision
Consumer Complaints and Inquiries
Harborside Financial Center Plaza Five
Suite 1600
Jersey City, New Jersey 07311
Phone: 201-413-1000
Complaints: 800-842-6929

National Fair Housing Alliance
National Contact: Email:
1212 New York Avenue, NW Ste 525
Washington, DC 2005
Phone: 202-898-1661
Fax: 202-371-9744

New York State Licensing

Real Estate Broker/Salespersons Division
84 Holland Avenue
Albany, NY 12208-3490
Phone: 518-474-4429

Real Estate Appraiser Division
84 Holland Avenue
Albany, NY 12208-3490
Phone: 518-474-4429

New York Better Business Bureau (BBB)

Better Business Bureau of Long Island
Phone: 212-533-6200
Fax: 516-420-1095
399 Conklin Street
Farmingdale NY 11735

Better Business Bureau of Metropolitan New York
Phone: 212-533-6200
Fax: 212-477-4912
257 Park Avenue South
New York NY 10010-7384

Better Business Bureau of the Mid-Hudson
Phone: 212-533-6200
Fax: 914-333-7519
150 White Plains Road, Ste. 107
Tarrytown NY 10591-5521

Better Business Bureau of Upstate New York
Phone: 716-881-5222
Fax: 716-883-5349
741 Delaware Ave., Ste. 100
Buffalo NY 14209-2201

Internet Crime Complaint Center
IC3's mission is to serve as a vehicle to receive, develop, and refer criminal complaints regarding the rapidly expanding arena of cyber crime. The IC3 gives the victims of cyber crime a convenient and easy-to-use reporting mechanism that alerts authorities of suspected criminal or civil violations. For law enforcement and regulatory agencies at the federal, state, local and international level, IC3 provides a central referral mechanism for complaints involving Internet related crimes.

Better Business Bureau
The Better Business Bureau (BBB) system in the U.S. extends across the nation; coast-to-coast, and in Hawaii, Alaska, and Puerto Rico. Since the founding of the first BBB in 1912, the BBB system has proven that the majority of marketplace problems can be solved fairly through the use of voluntary self-regulation and consumer education.
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