coin collecting consumer awareness

consumer awareness resources (C.a.r.e.)

The ANA's C.A.R.E. program was established to help make the industry safe for collectors and investors. We achieve this goal by arming both members and non-members with knowledge through our many educational resources, fraud alerts and awareness outreach projects and by serving as an advocate to the public through our loss alert/reward program, mediation services and partnerships with local, national and federal law enforcement agencies.

An educated numismatic community is the best defense against fraud; we encourage everyone who loves the hobby to take the time to increase their awareness.


Useful Links

All links are to external resources and websites, they will open in a separate window.

Bureau of Consumer Protection
State Consumer Protection Offices
United States Department of Justice Attorneys
Federal Trade Commission
Consumer Federation of America
Industry Council for Tangible Assets (ICTA)
Better Business Bureau Online
Consumer Sentinel Network
FTC - Investing in Bullion and Bullion Coins
FTC - Selling on the Internet: Prompt Delivery Rules
National Association of Attorneys General
PNG - Professional Numismatist Guild
The U.S. Postal Inspection Service
The United States Bureau of Engraving and Printing
The United States Mint
File an Internet Crime Complaint with IC3
Going Shopping? A Guide for E-Consumers
Scams and Swindles - An Educational Guide to Avoiding Investment Fraud