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, 1-877-ID-THEFT, or online at

Disaster-Related Fraud
Contact the National Center for Disaster Fraud at (866) 720-5721, by fax at (225) 334-4707, or by email at

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 or

Health Care Fraud, 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 online at

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

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

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

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

Updated September 7, 2017

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