Many consumers receive a variety of unsolicited commercial email (also known as "spam") in their offices or at home. While people don't always like getting spam, much of it has a legitimate business purpose. Unsolicited emails, however, are often the initial means for criminals, such as operators of fraudulent schemes, to contact and solicit prospective victims for money, or to commit identity theft by deceiving them into sharing bank and financial account information.
The following information, email addresses and contacts noted below are provided for your reference if you have received a particular type of unsolicited email and would like to report or forward it on to law enforcement authorities.
Africa-Based Investment Schemes
- Do not send any money or financial account information if you receive one of these emails (or a letter or fax of a similar nature).
- If you have responded to one of these online solicitations and have lost money, please contact the Internet Crime Complaint Center, a joint venture of the FBI and the National White Collar Crime Center, and use the ICCC's online complaint form.
Medical Products and Devices
Other Types of Unsolicited Commercial Email
For more information about reporting unsolicited email that does not fall into any of the above categories, see the Federal Trade Commission's Report Fraud page.
To file a complaint about a violation of the National Do Not Call Registry or to register your telephone number on the Registry, please go to www.donotcall.gov.