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NCDF Disaster Complaint Form

You have reached the Department of Justice’s National Center for Disaster Fraud (NCDF) complaint website.  This website allows you to submit complaints of fraud, waste, abuse, or mismanagement related to any man-made or natural disaster, to include criminal activity related to the coronavirus (COVID-19).

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Please use the NCDF DISASTER COMPLAINT FORM to report:

  • criminal conduct relating to natural and man-made disasters and other emergencies;
  • hoarding or price gouging of medical items, including respirators, ventilators, disinfecting devices, sterilization services, and other protective equipment like medical gowns, face masks, and gloves; and
  • disaster fraud involving any Federal program providing financial assistance to individuals, businesses, or government entities (federal, state, or local).


In addition to the categories of criminal activity listed above, please refer to the table, below, for guidance on how to report other specific types of criminal conduct:

Conduct to be reported Where to report the conduct

Hoarding or price-gouging of non-medical items

Contact your local law enforcement agency on a non-emergency line or your state attorney general’s office.  For your state attorney general’s contact information, please visit and choose your state from the list.

Fraud related to Medicare or Medicaid, including coronavirus testing or treatment fraud

Department of Health and Human Services Office of Inspector General (OIG) Hotline at

Fraud related to a US Treasury COVID-19 relief check

Department of Treasury OIG Hotline at

Fraud related to Disaster Food Stamps, or D-SNAP, including those distributed due to the coronavirus

Department of Agriculture OIG Hotline at

Online fraud and other cybercrimes

Federal Bureau of Investigation’s Internet Crime Complaint Center at

FEMA fraud other than disaster fraud involving any FEMA program

Department of Homeland Security OIG Hotline at

Fraud related to the Small Business Administration

Small Business Administration OIG Hotline at

Unemployment benefit fraud

Department of Labor OIG Hotline at


Please click below to access the NCDF Disaster Complaint Form:


Updated November 30, 2022