FBI Establishes Hot Line for Alleged Madoff Victims

The FBI has set up a hot line for investors who believe they may have been victimized by Wall Street money manager Bernard Madoff.

Authorities are also advising investors to gather any documents they have related to investments with Madoff and his companies.

Three Web sites are available to assist victims; two are administered by a court-appointed trustee and receiver, and a third belongs to the Securities and Exchange Commission.

On Tuesday, prosecutors sent a letter to a magistrate judge to say Madoff has requested additional time to meet his $10 million bail conditions. The judge ordered a hearing Wednesday.

The hot line number is (212) 384-2359.

Click here to read the Madoff complaint (FindLaw PDF).