How to Report Fraud

Use our state-by-state fraud reporting resources to find where to complain or file a report if you’ve been the victim of a scam. Help is just a click away.

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Internet Crime Complaint Center

IC3’s mission is to serve as a vehicle to receive, develop, and refer criminal complaints regarding
the rapidly expanding arena of cyber crime. The IC3 gives the victims of cyber crime a convenient and
easy-to-use reporting mechanism that alerts authorities of suspected criminal or civil violations.
For law enforcement and regulatory agencies at the federal, state, local and international level, IC3
provides a central referral mechanism for complaints involving Internet related crimes.

Better Business Bureau

The Better Business Bureau (BBB) system in the U.S. extends across the nation; coast-to-coast, and in
Hawaii, Alaska, and Puerto Rico. Since the founding of the first BBB in 1912, the BBB system has proven
that the majority of marketplace problems can be solved fairly through the use of voluntary self-regulation
and consumer education.

14 Responses

  1. Catherine Burgos says:

    Has anybody recovered the money lost by Fraud?

  2. steven morris says:

    I got scammed by Carrie Kelly in Nigeria of 3,400.00 #16502090758 is there any way to get my money back and have her put in jail? I have photos, reciepts and her email address as well!

  3. Wanda says:

    I got scammed on craiglist just last weekend 8/13-8/17-2015. He sold me a car, thats look so good (you can see the photo on craiglist) 2000 Toyota Camry in West Springfield MA, telling me to do it thruogh a fake company He created named motorzo trading company. A very convincing one but, tricky. and I fall anyways, and asking to pay ($1,000.00) dollars with a paypalmycash card that you buy and load with cash, And send him an a email with attached photo of the scrash pin number so all he need is an a email to get pay by PayPal. They supposed to be the most secure but they are not. Also he said that the expenses for delivery from Great Falls Montana to my front door has to be paid by the seller. He impersonated himself as the seller too and said that the seller did not have the money but if I paid they will refund the money ($500.00) dollars at the time of delivery in cash. I pay that one too. I just put a complaint wit FBI, local law enforcement and craiglist IC3. The only promise PayPal do is block all emails from him in order not to get pay anymore because they know who they are when you provide the card pin number. Advice: don’t by crap on craiglist. I am broke, sad, frustrared and bitter. Leasson learned.

  4. Shelley says:

    Don’t feel bad, It almost happened to me today. 2005 Chevy Silverado for 2000 and it’s still posted. She was going to ship it and used. legit business names. I told her my brother lives in Chicago and will pay for and pick up. She insisted it had to be shipped because it was already crated at the shipyard.I told her my brother told me that the shipping company will release. it to her. She quit replying. I don’t have a brother.

  5. NILDA CAMACHO says:

    Yeah I learned from my mistakes too it happened to me they need to put these thieves in jail for a very longtime

  6. ernest groff says:

    my exs was in tucson AZ she stole money from me and used my social security number and my name .and ran to michigan. while married to doctor she collecting money from me thought child the same time i dont even no if the childs mine or not.because she was a porn star .didnt even know intill she took off and i dont know what to do .airzona its not a good state

  7. Wyatt says:

    Im tired of craigslist scams you can’t buy or sale anything because of these scams ive received a check for more than its worth for a refrigerator don’t be stupid people use your head a little I don’t fall for this crap.Now I’ve got a lady wanting my boat via email only, come on people, really!!!!

  8. SK says:

    I advertised my car for sale and couldn’t believe how many shady people were giving me the same line, ” I will give you this much extra for your extra work on this sale” I can’t be at location but I will have a shipping agent, bla bla bla, so this one in particular was so convinced he was going to hook me. I let him send me the cashiers check in which he paid 22.50 to send overnight. I have the overnight packet, have not opened it. He text me to see that by the tracking number I had received it at the address I gave him (also an address that was that of a friends business that was anxious to see the person get a taste of their own dilution) In the mean time I sold my car for cash to a wonderful person and his family. He drove 4.5 hours to pick it up and we both had a trust and going with your gut. He asked the right questions, my identity and I asked for a copy of his driver license, and a bill with his name on it. He complied happily. I sent him a copy of my title and sale went without a hitch.
    I informed the overnight cashiers check guy that I was mailing his packet back unopened….His response “Don’t try that bro”. Now I have given it to the fraud dept and reporting his number to Craigslist fraud dept…don’t answer a response from a 902 area code. Cracks me up, people really can’t be that desperate to be blind as well.

  9. Charlie says:

    I spotted what I think is a scam on Craigslist. Is there a good place to report this to so law enforcement can follow up and maybe set these folks up and catch them? I looked around a bit, but can find nothing

    • fred w smith says:

      I have a guy in TX trying to get me to use Western Union for a kayak purchase.
      Before I tell him Hell No is there any way to pursue him for fraud.?

  10. Jim says:

    We we scammed on craigslist thinking we were buying a camper. Were a hard working blue collar family thinking we were going camping in rv we thought we purchased was told to buy ebay cards and call number in email. Even answered phone number ebay how may we help you….during the start of call we had emergency and hsd to end call eithout finishing then 5 min later rcdv call from so calldd ebay to finish traction you sould think all good…huh..well know come to call back with question no answer jeez you think…then called ebay directly from our ebay account to find out they don’t work with craigslist anc ebay for payments…..slap to face trying hard but probally no money back just hope one day they get theres

  11. deanne kinsey says:

    How do you report a fraud complaint of someone you know who stole checks from a deceased person and the bank went ahead and cashed them, the girl is in volusia county jail being held on no bond for the same kind of charge in maryland, she has a hold on her. I do not think that she should get a way with this.

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