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Report



 

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 FTC cannot resolve individual complaints, but they can provide information about what next steps to take. How much information you give them is up to you. They will share your report with local, state, federal, and foreign law enforcement partners. Your report might be used to investigate cases or in a legal proceeding. Please read their Privacy Policy to learn how they protect your personal information, and when they share it outside the FTC. 

Recover




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 have wired money or made a payment and suspect it is a scam, contact your financial institution and/or the money service you used right away. You can reach the complaint department of MoneyGram at 1-800-MONEYGRAM (1-800-666-3947) or Western Union at 1-800-325-6000.

Consumer Action Handbook: Includes National Consumer Organizations – State, County and City Consumer Protection Offices – Corporate Consumer Contacts and more.

Get help from your State Consumer Protection Office

Getting your money back!

Reinforce




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.

Before shopping, check to see if a site is safe, learn how here.

Vehicle Sales: Bogus Car Ads

Do your Homework? Used Car Buyers Guide

FBI.gov – Tips for Avoiding Online Vehicle Sale Fraud

How to Buy Medicine Safely From an Online Pharmacy: FDA Consumer Updates and FDA Buying Medicines Over the Internet

Buying health products online: Visit Here

FBI Scams & Safety

Get your name off email lists 

Other Resources


 

Are you eligible for a refund from recent FTC Cases?

Before shopping, check to see if a site is safe: Click Here 

Find Scams

Us-cert.gov Scams

FTC.gov Shopping Online

ID Theft Center Online Shopping

Victimconnect.org Financial Fraud

Us-cert.gov Tips

Help with Scams on Google Accounts  

Help with Scams on Instagram Accounts  

Help with Scams on LinkedIn  

Learn about scams and internet safety at Xfinity

Verify Web Addresses 

FBI.gov Non-Delivery of Merchandise

FDIC.gov Consumer Scams