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pen,paper, documentsThe U.S. Attorney’s Office is primarily a litigating office and not an investigative office. Almost all the complaints received 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. Listed below are the more common complaints with links to the appropriate agency information.

There may be limited instances where you believe that your complaint is not included in this list. If that is the case and you believe the U.S. Attorney’s Office should be made aware directly, please contact this office at 313-226-9700, or by completing the Citizen Information Form and returning it by mail to this office.

 

Arson and Explosives Fraud Against the Federal Government
Bank Fraud/Money Laundering Freedom of Information Requests
Bank Robberies Gang Activity
Bankruptcy Fraud Hate Crimes
Border Crimes Health Care Fraud
Child Exploitation and Child Pornography Housing Fraud
Child Support Enforcement Human Trafficking
Civil Rights Abuses Identity Theft
Civil Rights Complaints Immigration Crime
Computer Crimes Internet Fraud
Consumer Fraud Labor/Employment/Retirement Fraud
Counterfeiting Mortgage Fraud
Credit Card Fraud Organized Crime
Customs Postal Crimes
Drugs and Narcotics Public Corruption
Education Fraud Report IP Theft
Elder Abuse Social Security Fraud
Environmental Crime Stalking
Failure to Register as a Sex Offender Tax Fraud
Firearms Telemarketing Fraud
Fair Housing/Housing Discrimination Terrorism and National Security
Fish & Wildlife Crimes Threats Against the President
Food Stamp Fraud Veteran's Affairs Violations
  Violent Crime
   

Arson and Explosives

 
Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF): Detroit: 313-202-3400
  www.atf.gov/

Bank and Financial Institution Fraud/Money Laundering

 
Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI): Detroit: 313-965-2323
  www.fbi.gov

Bank Robberies

 
Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI): Detroit: 313-965-2323
  www.fbi.gov

Bankruptcy Fraud

 
Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI): Detroit: 313-965-2323
  www.fbi.gov

Border Crimes

 
U.S. Customs and Border Patrol: Detroit: 313-496-2155
  Hotline:1-800-BE-ALERT
  www.cbp.gov

Child Exploitation and Child Pornography

 
Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI): Detroit: 313-965-2323
  www.fbi.gov
Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE): Detroit:313-226-0500
  Hotline:1-866-347-2423
  www.ice.gov

Child Support Enforcement

 
State of Michigan Dept of Human Services 1-877-464-3324
  www.michigan.gov/dhs
U.S. Department of Health & Human Services Hotline:1-800-477-8477
Office of Child Support Enforcement Chicago:312-353-4863
  www.acf.hhs.gov

Civil Rights Abuses

 
Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI): Detroit: 313-965-2323
  www.fbi.gov

Civil Rights Complaints

 
Send request to:  
United States Attorney's Office  
Eastern District of Michigan  
211 West Fort Street  
Suite 2001  
Detroit, MI 48226-3269 Detroit: 313 -226-9151
  TTY:1-313-226-9560
  http://www.justice.gov/crt/

Computer Crimes

 
Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI): Detroit: 313-965-2323
  www.fbi.gov

Consumer Fraud

 
Michigan Attorney General's Office: Lansing:1-517-373-1140
  1-877-765-8388
  www.michigan.gov/ag
Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI): Detroit: 313-965-2323
  www.fbi.gov

Counterfeiting (Currency)

 
U.S. Secret Service: Detroit :313-226-6400
  www.secretservice.gov

Credit Card Fraud

 
U.S. Secret Service: Detroit :313-226-6400
  www.secretservice.gov

Customs

 
Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE): Detroit: 313-226-0500
  Hotline:1- 866-347-2423
  www.ice.gov

Drugs and Narcotics

 
Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA): Detroit:313-234-4000
  www.justice.gov/dea

Educational Fraud

 
Department of Education: Chicago:312-780-1630
  Hotline:1-800-647-8733
  www.ed.gov
  email:oig.hotline@ed.gov

Elder Abuse

 
U.S. Administration on Aging (AoA): Hotline:1-800-677-1116
Michigan Adult Protective Services: Hotline:1-800-996-6228
  www.ncea.aoa.gov/
   

Environmental Crime

 
Environmental Protection Agency (EPA): Chicago:1-800-621-8431
  www.epa.gov
Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI): Detroit:313-965-2323
  www.fbi.gov

Failure to Register as a Sex Offender

 
U.S. Marshals Service (USMS): Detroit:313-234-5600
  www.usmarshals.gov
Michigan State Police: Lansing:517-332-2521
  www.michigan.gov/msp

Firearms

 
Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF): Detroit:313-202-3400
  www.atf.gov
Detroit Violent Crime Task Force Detroit:1-800-752-1121

Fair Housing/Housing Discrimination

 
Fair Housing/Housing Discrimination Chicago: 1-800-765-9372
  TTY:312-353-7143

Fish & Wildlife Crimes

 
U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service:  
Great Lakes - Big River Region: Fort Snelling, MN Fort Snelling:1-612-713-5320

Food Stamp Fraud

 
U.S. Department of Agriculture - Office of Inspector General (DOA/OIG) Chicago:1-312-353-1358

Fraud Against the Federal Government

 
Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI): Detroit:313-965-2323
  www.fbi.gov

Freedom of Information Requests

 
Send request to:  
Executive Office for U.S. Attorneys  
Department of Justice  
FOIA/Privacy Unit  
600 E Street, N. W. - Room 7300  
Washington, D.C. 20530-0001  

Gang Activity

 
Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF): Detroit:313-202-3400
  www.atf.gov
Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI): Detroit:313-965-2323
  www.fbi.gov

Hate Crimes

 
Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI): Detroit:313-965-2323
  www.fbi.gov

Health Care Fraud

 
U.S. Department of Health & Human Services: Detroit:313-226-4258
  Hotline:1-800-447-8477
  TTY:1-800-377-4950
Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI): Detroit:313-965-2323
  www.fbi.gov

Housing Fraud

 
U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development - Detroit:1-313-226-7900
Office of Inspector General (HUD/OIG)  

Human Trafficking

 
Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE): Detroit:313-226-0500
  Hotline:1-866-347-2423
  www.ice.gov
Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI): Detroit:313-965-2323
  www.fbi.gov

Identity Theft

 
Federal Trade Commission: Hotline:1-877-438-4338
  TTY:1-866-653-4261
   
Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI): Detroit:313-965-2323
  www.fbi.gov

Immigration Crime

 
Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE): Detroit:313-226-0500
  Hotline:1-866-347-2423
  www.ice.gov

Internet Fraud

 
Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI): Detroit:313-965-2323
  www.fbi.gov

Mortgage Fraud

 
Detroit Metro Mortgage Fraud: Hotline:1-313-237-4530
Wayne County Register of Deeds' Mortgage Fraud:  
Office of the Inspector General for Housing & Urban Develop (HUD/OIG) Hotline:1-800-347-3735

Labor/Employment/Retirement Fraud

 
Department of Labor (OIG): Hotline:1-866-487-2365
  www.oig.dol.gov

Organized Crime

 
Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI): Detroit:313-965-2323
  www.fbi.gov

Postal Crimes

 
Postal Inspection Service (USPIS): Detroit:1-877-876-2455
  Hotline:1-800-372-8347
  https://postalinspectors.uspis.gov

Public Corruption

 
Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI): Detroit:313-965-2323
  www.fbi.gov

Report IP Theft

 
National Intellectual Property Rights Coordination Center (IPR): Hotline: 1-866-IPR-2060

IRP Buttonhttp://www.ice.gov/iprcenter/disclaimer.htm

www.iprcenter.gov

Social Security Fraud

 
Social Security Administration -  
Office of Inspector General (SSA/OIG) : Hotline:1-800-269-0271
  TTY:1-866-501-2101
  www.ssa.gov/oig

Stalking

 
Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI): Detroit:313-965-2323
  www.fbi.gov

Tax Fraud

 
Internal Revenue Service: Hotline:1-800-829-1040
  Detroit: 313-234-2404

Telemarketing Fraud

 
Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI): Detroit:313-965-2323
  www.fbi.gov

Terrorism and National Security

 
Joint Terrorism Task Force (JTTF): Detroit:313-965-2323
  www.fbi.gov

Threats Against the President

 
U.S. Secret Service: Detroit:313-226-6400
  www.secretservice.gov

Veteran's Affairs Violations

 
U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs - Hotline:1-800-488-8244
Office of Inspector General (VA/OIG): www.va.gov/oig

Violent Crime

 
Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI): Detroit:313-965-2323
  www.fbi.gov
Detroit Violent Crime Task Force: Detroit:1-800-752-1121

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