ABOUT THE DIVISION



Matthew F. Lintner, Director - Fraud and Consumer Protection Division The Fraud and Consumer Protection Division protects the public from Securities fraud, Medicaid provider fraud, Patient Abuse, Neglect and Mistreatment, public corruption, white collar crime, organized crime, and misleading or deceptive business practices. The Fraud Division is divided into four major, statewide units: the Consumer Protection Unit, the Medicaid Fraud Control Unit, the Investor Protection Unit and the Special Investigations Unit. The Division is led by the Fraud Division Director.

BE AWARE DELAWARE! DON'T BECOME A VICTIM OF FRAUD

Many times people unknowingly place themselves in danger by giving information to the wrong people. Here you can learn how to minimize your chances of becoming a victim of fraud. See our Consumer Protection Unit for tips.



UNITS OF THE FRAUD DIVISION



CONSUMER PROTECTION UNIT

The Consumer Protection Unit is responsible for enforcing Delaware consumer protection statutes and protecting the general public from consumer frauds and scams. In addition to pursuing enforcement action against those who violate our consumer protection laws, the CPU also participates in community outreach and consumer education events, engages in consumer advocacy, and actively contributes to coordinated state and federal consumer protection investigations and initiatives. Read More...

INVESTOR PROTECTION UNIT

The Investor Protection Unit has civil and criminal jurisdiction over the sale of securities and the activities of investment professionals within the State of Delaware. As set forth in the Preamble of the Delaware Securities Act, the Unit "prevent[s] the public from being victimized by unscrupulous or overreaching broker-dealers, investment advisers or agents in the context of selling securities or giving investment advice, as well as [remedies] any harm caused by securities law violations." This Unit investigates and prosecutes security fraud and licensing violations. Further, the Unit registers investment professionals and securities, and collects related fees. The Unit is headed by the Investor Protection Director, who is a Deputy Attorney General. Read More...

MEDICAID FRAUD CONTROL UNIT

The State of Delaware and the Federal Government have designated the Medicaid Fraud Control Unit (MFCU) to investigate and prosecute illegal acts relating to Medicaid funds. Created in 1980, the MFCU, which is housed within the Delaware Department of Justice, is designed to protect the Delaware residents who receive Medicaid and the taxpayers who support the program. The MFCU is also responsible for investigating and prosecuting patient abuse, neglect, mistreatment, or exploitation which occurs in Delaware's health core facilities. The MFCU has a professional staff of prosecutors, investigators and auditors who review allegations involving Read more about MFCU.Read More...