Report Fraud

If you are in need of legal advice, please contact your local bar association at 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:

Consumer Fraud and Identity Theft - Contact the Federal Trade Commission at 1-877-FTC-HELP or 1-877-ID-THEFT, respectively.

Disaster-related Fraud - Contact the National Center for Disaster Fraud at (877) NCDF GCF (623-3423), fax (225) 334-4707 or

Correspondence may be sent to:
National Center for Disaster Fraud
Baton Rouge, LA 70821-4909

General Fraud and other criminal matters  - Contact the FBI at (202) 324-3000, or online at

Health Care Fraud and Medicare/Medicaid Fraud, and related matters - Contact the Department of Health and Human Services, Office of the Inspector General at 1-800-HHS-TIPS or at

Internet Fraud and Lottery/Sweepstakes Fraud by Internet - Contact the Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3) at

Mail Fraud, Lottery/Sweepstakes Fraud - Contact the U.S. Postal Inspection Service at 1-800-372-8347

Securities Fraud - Contact the Securities and Exchange Commission at 1-800-SEC-0330 or

State and Local Fraud matters - Contact your local Police Department or State Attorney General's Office.

Updated January 19, 2017