If you become a victim, there is help available from U.S. government. Below is a list of official USA government web resources to help you report internet scam or fraud.
- Report Child Pornography on the Internet
This website gives you information on how to report child pornography to the appropriate law enforcement agency.
- Report Complaints about Foreign Companies
Report complaints about transactions with foreign companies. Certified government agencies may use this information to investigate suspect companies and individuals, uncover new scams, and spot trends in fraud.
- Consumer Complaint Form
Report both civil and criminal complaints, such as Internet, telemarketing, and other consumer-related fraud through the Consumer Sentinel database. This tool is used by hundreds of civil and criminal law enforcement agencies to gain immediate and secure access to your complaint.
- Further Ways to Report Internet Fraud from Cybercrime.gov
View this helpful chart of where to report various Internet-related crimes, including hacking, spam, copyright piracy, and child exploitation.
- Report Identity Theft
If you believe you have been the victim of identity theft, use this form to send a complaint to the Federal Trade Commission (FTC). While the FTC does not resolve individual consumer problems, your complaint helps them investigate fraud and can lead to law enforcement action.
- Internet Crime Complaint Center
Alert authorities of a suspected criminal or civil violation through the Internet Fraud Complaint Center (IFCC). The IFCC serves as a central place for Internet fraud complaints, works to find fraud patterns, and provides timely data of fraud trends.
- Internet Investment Fraud
File concerns and problems with individual investors at the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). Complaints can alert the SEC to a bad broker or firm, an unfair practice in the securities industry, or the latest Internet fraud.