Report a Federal Crime

The U.S. Attorney’s Office is primarily a litigating office and not an investigative office.  Almost all of the complaints we receive request that we investigate some allegation.  We either refer those complaints to one of the investigating agencies or we return the complaint with instructions to go to one of those agencies.  Your complaint will be more efficiently processed if you go directly to the most appropriate agency.  Below is a list of the more common types of crimes with links to the appropriate agency information.

This list is not exhaustive, it is only a generic summary.  You should visit the agency web pages and/or contact the agency directly for assistance and detailed information.

Arson and Explosives
Bank Fraud/Money Laundering
Bank Robberies
Bankruptcy Fraud
Border Crimes
Child Exploitation and Child Pornography
Child Support Enforcement
Civil Rights Complaints
Computer Crimes
Consumer Fraud
Counterfeiting
Credit Card Fraud
Customs
Drugs and Narcotics
Education Fraud
Elder Abuse
Environmental Crime
Failure to Register as a Sex Offender
Firearms
Fair Housing/Housing Discrimination
Fish & Wildlife Crimes
Food Stamp Fraud

Fraud Against the Federal Government
Freedom of Information/Privacy Act Requests
Gang Activity
Hate Crimes
Health Care Fraud
Housing Fraud
Human Trafficking
Identity Theft
Immigration Crime
Internet Fraud
Labor/Employment/Retirement Fraud
Mortgage Fraud
Organized Crime
Postal Crimes
Public Corruption
Social Security Fraud
Stalking
Tax Fraud
Telemarketing Fraud
Terrorism and National Security
Threats Against the President
Veterans Affairs Violations
Violent Crime

 

 


Arson and Explosives
Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives              
Boston:  617-557-1200
http://www.atf.gov
Tips:  https://www.atf.gov/content/contact-us/hotlines

Bank Fraud/Money Laundering
Federal Bureau of Investigation                                          
Boston: 617-742-5533
http://www.fbi.gov

Bank Robberies
Federal Bureau of Investigation                                          
Boston: 617-742-5533
http://www.fbi.gov

Bankruptcy Fraud
Federal Bureau of Investigation                                          
Boston: 617-742-5533
http://www.fbi.gov

Border Crimes
U.S. Customs and Border Patrol
Hotline: 1-800-BE-ALERT
http://www.cbp.gov

Child Exploitation and Child Pornography
Federal Bureau of Investigation                                          
Boston: 617-742-5533
http://www.fbi.gov

Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE)
Boston: 781-359-7500
http://www.ice.gov

Child Support Enforcement
Massachusetts Child Support Enforcement Division
Customer Service: 1-800-332-2733
http://www.mass.gov/dor/child-support

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services – Office of Child Support Enforcement
Hotline:  1-800-477-8477
http://www.acf.hhs.gov/programs/cse

Civil Rights Complaints
In May 2010, to coordinate the efforts of the U.S. Attorney’s Office in enforcing federal civil rights laws, U.S. Attorney Carmen Ortiz formed the Civil Rights Enforcement Team (CRET) which is composed of Assistant U.S. Attorneys (AUSA) and support staff from the criminal and civil divisions of this office. The primary goal of the CRET is to develop a comprehensive enforcement and outreach strategy to address civil rights issues that arise in the District of Massachusetts.

For more information, please visit http://www.justice.gov/usao/ma/civilrights/cret.html

Computer Crimes
Federal Bureau of Investigation                                          
Boston: 617-742-5533
http://www.fbi.gov

Consumer Fraud
Massachusetts Attorney General’s Office, Consumer Protection Division
Customer Service: (617) 727-8400
http://www.mass.gov/ago/bureaus/public-protection-and-advocacy/the-consumer-protection-division/

Federal Bureau of Investigation
Boston: 617-742-5533
http://www.fbi.gov

Counterfeiting
U.S. Secret Service                                                                                                 
Boston:  617-565-5640
http://www.secretservice.gov

Credit Card Fraud
U.S. Secret Service                                                                                                 
Boston:  617-565-5640
http://www.secretservice.gov

Customs
Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE)
Boston: 781-359-7500
http://www.ice.gov

Drugs and Narcotics
U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA)
New England Regional Office, Boston:  617-557-2100
http://www.dea.gov

Education Fraud
U.S. Department of Education – Office of the Inspector General
Hotline: 1-800-MIS-USED (1-800-647-8733)
http://www.ed.gov

Elder Abuse
U.S. Administration on Aging
Hotline: 1-800-677-1116
National Center on Elder Abuse
http://www.ncea.aoa.gov

Elder Abuse and Protective Services for Massachusetts Adults
Hotline: 1-800-922-2275
http://www.massresources.org/elder-protective-services.html

Environmental Crime
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
New England, Region 1:  888-372-7341
http://www.epa.gov

Federal Bureau of Investigation                                          
Boston: 617-742-5533
http://www.fbi.gov

Failure to Register as a Sex Offender
U.S. Marshalls Service (USMS)
District of Massachusetts:  617-748-2500
http://www.usmarshals.gov

Firearms
Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives              
Boston:  617-557-1200
http://www.atf.gov
Tips:  https://www.atf.gov/content/contact-us/hotlines

Fair Housing/Housing Discrimination
U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development
New England, Region 1: 617-994-8200
http://www.hud.gov

Fish & Wildlife Crimes
U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service
Northeast Regional Office:  413-253-8200
http://www.fws.gov

Food Stamp Fraud
U.S. Department of Agriculture – Office of the Inspector General
Hotline:  1-800-424-9121
http://www.usda.gov/oig

Fraud Against the Federal Government
Federal Bureau of Investigation                                          
Boston: 617-742-5533
http://www.fbi.gov

Freedom of Information/Privacy Act Requests
Send a written request to:
Executive Office for U.S. Attorneys
Department of Justice
FOIA/Privacy Act
600 E Street, NW – Room 7300
Washington, DC  20530-0001
http://www.justice.gov/usao/reading_room/foia-pa-requests.html

Gang Activity
Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives              
Boston:  617-557-1200
http://www.atf.gov
Tips:  https://www.atf.gov/content/contact-us/hotlines

Hate Crimes
Federal Bureau of Investigation                                                         
Boston: 617-742-5533
http://www.fbi.gov

Heath Care Fraud
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services                        
Boston: 617-565-1500
Hotline: 1-800-447-8477
Email: HHSTips@oig.hhs.gov
http://www.stopmedicarefraud.gov

Federal Bureau of Investigation
Boston:  617-742-5533
http://www.fbi.gov

Housing Fraud
U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development            
Boston: 617-994-8200
http://portal.hud.gov/hudportal/HUD?src=/program_offices/housing/prevent_loan_scams

Human Trafficking
Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE)                           
Boston: 781-359-7500
Hotline: 1-866-347-2423
http://www.ice.gov/contact/ero
Complaint:  http://www.ic3.gov

Federal Bureau of Investigation                                                         
Boston: 617-742-5533
http://www.fbi.gov

Identity Theft
Federal Trade Commission                                                                 
Hotline: 1-877-438-4338
https://www.consumer.ftc.gov/articles/0277-create-identity-theft-report

Federal Bureau of Investigation                                                         
Boston:  617-742-5533
http://www.fbi.gov

Immigration Crime
Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE)                           
Boston:  781-359-7500
Hotline: 1-866-347-2423
http://www.ice.gov/contact/ero
Complaint: http://www.ic3.gov

Internet Fraud
Federal Bureau of Investigation                                                         
Boston: 617-742-5533
http://www.fbi.gov

Labor/Employment/Retirement/Fraud
U.S. Department of Labor                                                                                   
Hotline: 1-866-487-2365
http://www.oig.dol.gov

Mortgage Fraud
Federal Bureau of Investigation                                                         
Boston: 617-742-5533
http://www.fbi.gov

Organized Crime
Federal Bureau of Investigation                                                         
Boston: 617-742-5533
http://www.fbi.gov

Postal Crime
U.S. Postal Inspection Service                                                            
Boston:  617-556-4400
https://postalinspectors.uspis.gov

Public Corruption
Federal Bureau of Investigation                                                         
Boston: 617-742-5533
http://www.fbi.gov

Social Security Fraud
Social Security Administration                                                           
Boston:  617-565-2870
Hotline:  1-800-269-0271

Stalking
Federal Bureau of Investigation                                                         
Boston: 617-742-5533
http://www.fbi.gov

Tax Fraud
Internal Revenue Service - Criminal Investigation                                                   
Boston:  617-316-2080
Hotline: 1-800-829-1040
http://www.irs.gov

Telemarketing Fraud
Federal Bureau of Investigation                                                         
Boston: 617-742-5533
http://www.fbi.gov

Terrorism and National Security
Federal Bureau of Investigation                                                         
Boston:  617-742-5533                                                                                                        
https://tips.fbi.gov

Threats Against the President
U.S. Secret Service                                                                                                 
Boston:  617-565-5640
http://www.secretservice.gov

Veterans Affairs Violations
U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs - Office of the Inspector General                            
Hotline: 1-800-488-8244
http://www.va.gov/oig/hotline/default.asp

Violent Crime
Federal Bureau of Investigation                                                         
Boston: 617-742-5533
http://www.fbi.gov

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