Internet fraudIf you are a victim of Internet fraud, there are several places to report it. Be mindful that your local state Attorney General has primary responsibility for civil or criminal actions occurring within a state.
Click here for a listing of the state AG’s organized by state.
To report the fraud to The Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3), a federal law enforcement for possible criminal action:
“The Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3) is a partnership between the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and the National White Collar Crime Center (NW3C). 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.”
Below is a website with information from a private organization, named the National Fraud Information Center, which states that it will disseminate your information to proper authorities. (We are not affiliated with this organization and cannot vouch for it.):
National Fraud Information Center (NFIC)
“The NFIC accepts reports about attempts to defraud consumers on the telephone or the Internet. Telemarketing fraud can involve companies calling consumers or consumers calling companies in response to a mailing or other form of advertising. It also includes telephone sales pitches to businesses. Internet fraud can include promotions found on websites, in chat rooms, newsgroups and bulletin boards, as well as via e-mail. The NFIC does not accept reports about home improvement, auto sales, or other transactions that usually take place at consumers' homes or retail stores.”
“We will relay your report to the appropriate federal, state or local law enforcement agencies.”