Report A Fraud: Useful Links

Report A Fraud
Report A Fraud Useful Links

Where can you Report a Fraud? For report , you can contact the FBI online at United States Attorney’s Office its where you are located or where the was committed. Offices of the United States Attorneys have a list of the 93 United States Attorney’s Offices and links to their websites. Certain government agencies target particular types of financial fraud. Here are some common types of fraud and contact information for the agencies that routinely handle them.

Bankruptcy Fraud:

Department of Justice, U.S. Trustee Program

Commodities, Investment and Securities Fraud

U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC): Center for Complaints and Enforcement Tips
Online Form:
Phone: (800) 732-0330

You can file a complaint or provide the SEC with tips on potential securities law violations though the links on this page.

U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission
Online Form:
Phone: 866.366.2382 (Consumer Hotline) 202.418.5514 (TTY)

If you have questions, are aware of suspicious activities, or believe you have experienced commodity futures trading, commodity options trading or foreign currency trading (forex) fraud, please let the CFTC know immediately.

The Internet Crime Complaint Center ( receives, develops, and refers complaints regarding the rapidly expanding area of . For law enforcement and regulatory agencies at the federal, state, local and international levels, IC3 is the central clearinghouse for complaints on internet related crimes. The IC3 complaint process provides victims of cyber crimes a convenient, easily accessible, online reporting mechanism to alert law enforcement of suspected criminal and civil violations.

See the “File a Complaint” section of the IC3 Website for information and direction on how to submit a complaint to IC3. Visit the IC3’s Internet Crime Schemes page for a list of the types of frauds and scams that IC3 handles.

Housing Discrimination

Department of Housing and Urban Development: Office of Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity
Online Form:
Phone: (800) 669-9777
Mail: Complete a claim form and mail to:

Office of Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity, Department of Housing and Urban Development, Room 5204, 451 Seventh St. SW, Washington, DC 20410-2000

Identity Theft

Federal Trade Commission (FTC): Complaint Assistant
Web Site:
Phone (for complaints against companies, organizations, or business practices): (877) FTC-HELP
Phone (for complaints identity theft): (877) ID-THEFT
Email Address (for complaints about spam or phishing):

The Federal Trade Commission collects complaints about companies, business practices, , and episodes of violence in the media.

Mass Marketing/Telemarketing Fraud

Federal Trade Commission
Phone: 1 (877) FTC-HELP (1-877-382-4357)
Online Form: Mass Marketing Fraud Complaint Form

If you have a complaint about any type of , including any type of mass-marketing fraud, you can file a complaint through a toll-free Consumer Help Line, 1-877-FTC-HELP (1-877-382-4357) or online with the Federal Trade Commission

Mortgage Fraud or Loan Scams

Federal Bureau of Investigation
Phone: 1-800-CALLFBI (225-5324)
Online Tips: FBI Tips and Public Leads Form

To file a complaint with the FBI contact the nearest FBI field office. Locations are listed at or or for major cases, you can also report information by calling toll-free number 1-800-CALLFBI (225-5324).

Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Office of the Inspector General Hotline
Phone: (800) 347-3735
Fax: (202) 708-4829
Address: HUD OIG Hotline (GFI), 451 7th Street, SW, Washington, DC 20410 A project of the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under the Law
Phone: 1-888-995-HOPE – was launched to serve as a nationwide clearinghouse for loan modification scam information on complaints filed, laws and regulations, and enforcement actions. If you think you’ve been scammed or approached by a company or individual promising to help you with your foreclosure, report it today.

Federal Trade Commission (FTC): Complaint Assistant
Web Site:
Phone (for complaints against companies, organizations, or business practices): (877) FTC-HELP
Phone (for complaints about identity theft): (877) ID-THEFT
Email Address (for complaints about spam or phishing):

The Federal Trade Commission collects complaints about fraud, companies, business practices, identity theft, and episodes of violence in the media.

Rescue Fraud or fraud related to the Troubled Asset Relief Program (TARP)

Office of the Special Inspector General for the Troubled Asset Relief Program
Online Form:
Phone: (877) SIG-2009
Fax: (202) 622-4559
Mail:  Office of the Special Inspector General For The Troubled Asset Relief Program Hotline, 1500 Pennsylvania Ave., NW, Suite 1064, Washington, D.C. 20220

Retirement Plan Fraud and Abuse

Internal Revenue Service (IRS)
Phone: (410) 962-9547 (not toll-free)
Fax: (410) 962-0132
Mail: Internal Revenue Service, EP Tax Shelter Coordinator, 31 Hopkins Plaza, Room 1542, Baltimore, Maryland 21201

IRS Employee Plans maintains the Abusive Transaction Hotline that people can use to share information (anonymously, if preferred) about abusive tax shelters and emerging issues that may be abusive in retirement plans.

Social Security Fraud

US Social Security Administration (SSA) Fraud Hotline
Phone: (800) 269-0271
Online Form:

The SSA National Fraud Hotline provides an avenue for individuals to , waste, and abuse within SSA programs and operations. Additionally, the misuse of a Social Security number can also be reported.

Student Loan Fraud

U.S. Department of Education, Office of the Inspector General
Phone: 1-800-MIS-USED
Online Complaint Forms: English

Anyone suspecting fraud, waste or abuse involving Department of Education funds or programs should call or write the Inspector General’s Hotline (choose the method of contact which best suits you):

Send an email message to

Call the OIG Hotline’s toll free number 1-800-MIS-USED. The Hotline’s operating hours are Monday, Wednesday and Friday 9:00 AM until 11:00 AM, Eastern Time; Tuesday and Thursday, 1:00 PM until 3:00 PM, Eastern Time except for holidays.

Complete and submit a Complaint Form (English)

To ensure complete anonymity, download a hardcopy of the special complaint form complete, and mail to:

Inspector General’s Hotline
Office of Inspector General
U.S. Department of Education
400 Maryland Avenue, SW
Washington, DC 20202-1500

Tax Fraud

Internal Revenue Service

For noncompliance with tax laws :
Mail: Internal Revenue Service, Fresno, CA 93888

For abusive tax promotions and/or promoters :
Mail: Internal Revenue Service Lead Development Center Stop MS5040 24000 Avila Road Laguna Niguel, CA 92677
Fax: (949) 389-5083


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