Fight Fraud Taskforce Mission

Every day citizens of Nevada and others throughout the country run the risk of being victimized by fraud one way or another; hence, there is a great need to be able to assist the community. Our mission is to provide information to the public concerning activities occurring within the State of Nevada, and improving the quality of services to consumers and making Nevada a better place to do business.


The Fight Fraud Taskforce is a coalition of government agencies which include local, state, federal entities and non profit organizations that meet on a quarterly basis to share information about current and ongoing fraudulent activities and scams that effect Nevadans. The coalition acts as an information clearinghouse for taskforce members to better educate Nevadans about how to protect themselves and their loved ones.

The taskforce is Chaired by Cris Carmona, Nevada Consumer Affairs Chief Investigator and Co-Chair Miriam Hickerson, Ombudsman of Consumer Affairs for Minorities.  For information about the taskforce, please contact Cris at or Miriam at

To name a few, the statewide Fight Fraud Taskforce is comprised of representatives from:

Clark County Recorder's Office
Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), Office of the Inspector General
Federal Trade Commission
Office of Consumer Health Assistance
Internal Revenue Service (IRS)
Better Business Bureau (BBB) serving Southern Nevada
Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department
Legal Aid Center of Southern Nevada
Nevada Manufactured Housing Division
Nevada Attorney General, Bureau of Consumer Protection
Nevada Consumer Affairs, Department of Business and Industry
Nevada Mortgage Lending Division
Nevada Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV)
Nevada Financial Institutions Division
Nevada Secretary of State
Nevada Transportation Authority
Public Utilites Commission of Nevada (PUCN)
Better Business Bureau (BBB) serving Northern Nevada
United States Postal Service