Report Fraud

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

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

Consumer Fraud and Identity Theft:

Please contact the Federal Trade Commission at 1-877-FTC-HELP or 1-877-ID-THEFT, respectively.

Securities Fraud:

Please contact the Securities and Exchange Commission at 1-800-SEC-0330 or

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

Disaster-related Fraud:

Please 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

State and local fraud matters:

Please contact your local Police Department or State Attorney General's Office.

Updated June 22, 2015