You provided payments, property, or services to someone as a result of threats, coercion or blackmail. If you or someone you know is currently in danger, please contact your local law enforcement authorities IMMEDIATELY.
The more national reporting data that’s collected, the better the chance law enforcement has to catch the criminals and decrease online crime. Reporting a fraudulent incident will also assure that you have accurate documentation in order to aid in your recovery. Please consider reporting your incident or chat with an online support specialist at the FTC Complaint Assistant. The FTC will create a report number and a copy of the report for your records.
The more national reporting data that’s collected, the better the chance law enforcement has to catch the criminals and decrease online crime. Reporting a fraudulent incident will also assure that you have accurate documentation in order to aid in your recovery. Please consider reporting your incident to the FBI Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3).
Once processed, complaints filed via their website may be referred to federal, state, local, or international law enforcement or regulatory agencies for possible investigation. Any investigation opened on any complaint is initiated at the discretion of the law enforcement and/or regulatory agency receiving the complaint information. Reporting the incident at IC3 will not result in a call back for assistance.
Report abuse on these platforms
- How to report things
- Report sharing of intimate photos without permission
- Safety & Privacy on Facebook: A Guide for Survivors of Abuse (multiple languages)
- Abusive User
- Exposed Private Information
- Safety & Privacy on Twitter: A Guide for Survivors of Harassment and Abuse
Google Avoid and Report Scams
The following resources have been gathered and vetted in order to better serve you. These resources have been chosen to help simplify the process of recovery after a cyber incident has taken place. With these resources you may need to contact organizations outside Fraudsupport.org. Results will vary depending on your circumstances.
If you or someone you know is in immediate danger, call 911 for help
If you’ve wired money to a scam artist, call the money transfer company immediately to report the fraud and file a complaint. You can reach the complaint department of MoneyGram at 1-800-MONEYGRAM (1-800-666-3947) or Western Union at 1-800-325-6000.
Contact your local FBI office to see if they are able to help. Many factors will contribute to whether or not they can get involved.
Contact your State Consumer Protection Office for help
Call the Cyber Civil Rights crisis hotline
Manage privacy settings for online accounts with this list from Staysafeonline.org
Senior Financial Fraud
- Grandparent extortion scam call ITRC (888) 400-5530 or visit: IDTheftcenter.org Contact your state office of the National Adult Protective Services Association (NAPSA)
For domestic violence victims impacted by financial abuse contact National Network to End Domestic Violence
Once the proper organizations have been notified and you are on the road to recovery, it is time to reinforce your cybersecurity. Let’s take action and strengthen your cybersecurity with the following resources and tools.