If you are in need of legal advice, please contact your local bar association at www.findlegalhelp.org for legal advice or a lawyer referral. The Fraud Section conducts criminal prosecutions and cannot provide legal advice to citizens.
If you would like to report fraud, please contact the appropriate investigative agency as follows:
General fraud and other criminal matters:
Please contact the FBI at (202) 324-3000, or online at https://tips.fbi.gov.
Health Care Fraud and Medicare/Medicaid Fraud, and related matters:
Please contact the Department of Health and Human Services Office of the Inspector General at 1-800-HHS-TIPS or at www.oig.hhs.gov.
Consumer Fraud and Identity Theft:
Please contact the Federal Trade Commission at 1-877-FTC-HELP or 1-877-ID-THEFT, respectively.
Please contact the Securities and Exchange Commission at 1-800-SEC-0330 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Mail Fraud, Lottery/Sweepstakes Fraud:
Please contact the U.S. Postal Inspection Service at 1-800-372-8347
Internet Fraud and Lottery/Sweepstakes Fraud by Internet:
Please contact the Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3) at www.ic3.gov.
Please contact the National Center for Disaster Fraud at (877) NCDF GCF (623-3423), fax (225) 334-4707 or email@example.com.
Correspondence may be sent to:
National Center for Disaster Fraud
Baton Rouge, LA 70821-4909
State and local fraud matters:
Please contact your local Police Department or State Attorney General's Office.