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If you would like to report fraud, please select from the topics below the area of fraud that concerns you.  A list of government agencies targeting that particular type of fraud will appear, along with contact information for those agencies.

If the topics below do not capture the type of fraud that you would like to report, please visit the Federal Trade Commission's Complaint Assistant.

Tax Fraud

Internal Revenue Service
Website

To report tax fraud, including noncompliance with tax laws and abusive tax promotions and/or promoters, you may report it to the Internal Revenue Service.

Student Loan Fraud

U.S. Department of Education, Office of the Inspector General
Website
Phone: 1-800-MIS-USED

If you suspect fraud, waste or abuse involving U.S. Department of Education funds or programs, including student loan fraud, you may report it to the U.S. Department of Education, Office of the Inspector General.

Social Security Fraud

Social Security Administration
Website
Phone: (800) 269-0271

The Social Security Administration's Fraud Hotline provides an avenue to report fraud, waste, and abuse, including the misuse of a Social Security number, within SSA programs and operations.

Retirement Plan Fraud and Abuse

Internal Revenue Service
Website
Phone: (410) 962-9547

If you are aware of abusive tax shelter transactions, you may use the IRS's abusive tax shelter hotline.

Rescue or Troubled Asset Relief Program Fraud

Office of the Special Inspector General for the Troubled Asset Relief Program
Website
Phone: (202) 622-1419

If you have a tip about potential waste, fraud, or abuse in the Troubled Asset Relief Program, please report it to the Office of the Special Inspector General for the Troubled Asset Relief Program.

Mortgage Fraud or Loan Scams

Federal Bureau of Investigation
Website
Phone: (800) CALLFBI

If you are the victim of mortgage fraud, you may report it to the FBI.

U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, Office of Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity
Website
Phone: (800) 347-3735

If you have experienced discrimination in getting a mortgage, you may report it with the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development's Office of Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity.

Federal Trade Commission
Website
Phone: (877) FTC-HELP

If you are the victim of loan fraud, you may report it with the Federal Trade Commission.

Mail Fraud

U.S. Postal Inspection Service
Website
Phone: (800) 372-8347

You may report any type of mail fraud, including sweepstakes and lottery fraud, to the U.S. Postal Inspection Service.

Identity Theft

Federal Trade Commission
Website
Phone: (877) ID-THEFT

If you are the victim of identity theft, you may report it with and get a recovery plan from the Federal Trade Commission.

Housing Discrimination

U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, Office of Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity
Website
Phone: (800) 669-9777

If you believe you have experienced discrimination in renting or buying a home, getting a mortgage, seeking housing assistance, or engaging in other housing-related activities, you can file a complaint with the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development's Office of Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity.

 

Health Care Fraud

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office of the Inspector General
Website
Phone: (800) HHS-TIPS

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office of the Inspector General accepts tips and complaints from all sources about potential fraud, waste, abuse, and mismanagement in Department of Health and Human Services' programs, including Medicare and Medicaid.

Foreign Corrupt Practices Act

U.S. Department of Justice, Criminal Division, Fraud Section
Website

You may report violations of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act to the Fraud Section at the U.S. Department of Justice Criminal Division.

Disaster-Related Fraud

National Center for Disaster Fraud
Website
Email: disaster@leo.gov
Phone: (866) 720-5721

The mission of the National Center for Disaster Fraud is to improve and further the detection, prevention, investigation, and prosecution of fraud related to natural and man-made disasters, and to advocate for the victims of such fraud.  You may report disaster fraud complaints through a national hotline number (866-720-5721) and via email.

Cyber Crime

Internet Crime Complaint Center
Website

The Internet Crime Complaint Center receives, develops, and refers complaints regarding the rapidly expanding area of cyber crime. For law enforcement and regulatory agencies at the federal, state, local and international levels, IC3 is the central clearinghouse for complaints on internet related crimes. The IC3 complaint process provides victims of cyber crimes a convenient, easily accessible, online reporting mechanism to alert law enforcement of suspected criminal and civil violations.

Visit the IC3's Internet Crime Schemes page for a list of the types of frauds and scams that IC3 handles.

Consumer Fraud

Federal Trade Commission
Website
Phone: (877) FTC-HELP

If you have a complaint about any type of consumer fraud, including any type of mass-marketing fraud, you can file a complaint through the Federal Trade Commission

Commodities, Investment and Securities Fraud

U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission
Website
Phone: (800) 732-0330

You can file a complaint or submit a tip on potential securities law violations though the SEC's Center for Complaints and Enforcement Tips.

U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission
Website
Phone: (866) 366-2382 or (202) 418-5514 (TTY)

If you have information about a violation of the Commodity Exchange Act or Commission regulations, including commodity futures trading, commodity options trading, or foreign currency trading (forex) fraud, you can report such violations or any other suspicious activities to the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission's Division of Enforcement.

Bankruptcy Fraud

U.S. Department of Justice, U.S. Trustee Program
Website

You may report suspected bankruptcy fraud through the U.S. Department of Justice's U.S. Trustee Program.

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