Crimes and Fraud

Unfortunately, the types of crimes committed against Pennsylvanians runs the gamut. Common crimes committed against Pennsylvanians include identity theft, telemarketing schemes, scams and fraud. Learn how to protect yourself from these types of crime and make Pennsylvania a safer place to live.

If you have been the victim of a crime, you may be eligible for financial compensation from Pennsylvania’s Victims Compensation Assistance Program (VCAP) operated by the Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency. The types of crime that may be eligible for compensation include but are not limited to burglary, robbery, theft, theft by deception, identity theft, homicide, assault, physical and sexual abuse, and certain motor vehicle crimes.


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PA Department of Aging
Bureau for Advocacy, Protection and Education
Consumer Protection Division
555 Walnut Street, 5th Floor
Harrisburg, PA 17101
Phone: (717) 783-8975
Fax: (717) 772-2668