If you believe you are the victim of an internet scam, there is a great resource available to you for reporting this criminal activity. The Internet Crime Complaint Center, known as IC3, represents a collaborative effort between the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and the National White Collar Crime Center (NWC3). The IC3 assists consumers by serving as s a means to receive internet related criminal complaints and to research, develop, and refer the criminal complaints to applicable federal, state, local, or international law enforcement and/or regulatory agencies.
IC3 accepts online internet crime complaints from either the actual victim or from a knowledgeable third party. Download this flyer for more information on internet scams and frauds.
If you or someone you know desires to report an internet crime or scam to IC3, the webpage for filing a complaint can be found at http://www.ic3.gov/complaint/default.aspx.