Scammed by Phone, E-mail, Text Message, Mail, on the Internet, or Other Means

Scammed by Phone, E-mail, Text Message, Mail, on the Internet, or Other Means

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Consumer Fraud
The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) takes reports about problems with:
  • Fraud, scams, and bad business practices
  • Unwanted calls, email, and text messages
  • Advertising claims
  • Online shopping
  • Privacy and identity theft
     
  • Education, jobs, and making money
  • Debt collection
  • Cars
  • Health and fitness products
Report Fraud, Scams, and Bad Business Practices
Report Fraud, Scams, and Bad Business Practices
What Happens Next?
  • The FTC cannot resolve individual complaints, but will give you information about what next steps to take on your own.

  • Reports are stored in a secure database.

  • Local, state, federal, and international law enforcement agencies can use these reports to open investigations or to detect patterns of fraud and abuse.
     

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