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.

Consumer News

CFTC Issues Precious Metals Fraud Advisory

The Commodity Futures Trading Commission has issued a Precious Metals Fraud Advisory alerting customers to precious metals fraud. Follow the link below for further details and resources to help you identify precious metals scams.

CFTC Advisory Page

“Alert” Theft — 2023 World’s Fair of Money®

THEFT ALERT: During setup for the World’s Fair of Money on August 15, 2022, a dealer’s display case of Rolex watches and coins were stolen. 

Persons having any information about the theft or items on the list of stolen items should contact the Detective Division of the Rosemont (Illinois) Police Dept at 847-344-2359 or Doug Davis at the Numismatic Crime Information Center at Doug@numismaticcrimes.org / 817-723-7231

Click here to view the list of the stolen items