An Overview of International Cyber-Security Awareness Raising and Educational Initiatives (2011)

United States – Campaign 8 – Department of Justice

This site hosts the US DoJ’s materials on online and ID fraud.




Campaign Name:

Fraud (1)


United States Department of Justice: Fraud Section

Main URL:




Unclear, funded by federal government

Topics covered:

Identity Fraud (3)

– Most common ways to commit identity fraud or theft

– What the Department of Justice is doing about identity fraud

– What individuals can do about identity fraud

– How individuals can do to avoid identity fraud

– What to do if you are a victim of identity fraud

– How to find out more about identity fraud

Target Audience:

– General Public

– Businesses


– Online Literature

– Offers grants to businesses (8)


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Additional Information:

‘The Fraud Section plays a unique and essential role in the Department's fight against sophisticated economic crime. The Section is a front line litigating unit that acts as a rapid response team, investigating and prosecuting complex white-collar crime cases throughout the country. The Section is uniquely qualified to act in that capacity, based on its vast experience with sophisticated fraud schemes; its expertise in managing complex and multi – district litigation; and its ability to deploy resources effectively to address law enforcement priorities and respond to geographically shifting crime problems. These capabilities are an essential complement to the efforts of the United States Attorneys' Offices to combat white-collar crime.

The Fraud Section also plays a critical role in the development of Department policy. The Section implements enforcement initiatives and advises the Department leadership on such matters as legislation, crime prevention, and public education. The Section frequently coordinates interagency and multi-district investigations and international enforcement efforts. The Section assists prosecutors, regulators, law enforcement and the private sector by providing training, advice and other assistance. The Section, often in a leadership capacity, participates in numerous national, regional and international working groups. To fulfil its mission, the Fraud Section seeks to build and enhance its most valuable resources by maximizing opportunities for its dedicated professionals. By providing direct supervision, training and mentoring for its attorneys and other professionals, the Section seeks effectively to develop the knowledge, skills and judgment required to fulfil its unique and important mission.’


1. ‘Home Page’ The Department of Justice (accessed 4 June 2010)

2. ‘About the Department of Justice’ The Department of Justice (accessed 4 June 2010)

3. ‘Identity Fraud’ The Department of Justice (accessed 4 June 2010)

4. ‘Mass Marketing Fraud’ The Department of Justice (accessed 4 June 2010)

5. ‘Foreign Corrupt Practices Act’ The Department of Justice (accessed 4 June 2010)

6. ‘Documents and Reports’ The Department of Justice (accessed 4 June 2010)

7. ‘Interagency Working Groups’ The Department of Justice (accessed 4 June 2010)

8. ‘Grants’ The Department of Justice (accessed 4 June 2010)