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Reporting a Crime

The United States Attorney's Office is not an investigative office. If you would like to report a crime, please contact the investigative agency that specializes in the area of your complaint. Below is a list of crimes with links to the appropriate agency's website and its contact information. Please note, this list is not exhaustive. If you have any questions or need assistance, please contact the appropriate agency directly.

Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives 
Boston: 617-557-1200
Tips: https://www.atf.gov/atf-tips

Crimes Involving: Arson, Explosives, Firearms, or Gang Activity

United States Department of Health and Human Services 
Boston: 617-565-1500
Hotline: 1-800-477-8477
Tips: HHSTips@oig.hhs.gov

Crimes Involving: Health Care Fraud

Customs and Border Patrol 
Hotline: 1-800-BE-ALERT or 1-800-232-5378

Crimes Involving: The United States Border

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services - Office of Child Support Enforcement
Hotline: 1-800-477-8477

Crimes Involving: Child Support Enforcement

Elder Abuse and Protective Services for Massachusetts Adults 
Hotline: 1-800-922-2275

Crimes Involving: Elder Abuse

United States Department of Housing and Urban Development 
New England, Region 1: 617-994-8200

Crimes Involving: Fair Housing/Housing Discrimination or Housing Fraud

Federal Bureau of Investigation 
Boston: 617-742-5533

Crimes Involving: Bank Fraud, Bank RobberiesBankrupty Fraud, Child Exploitation, Child Pornography, Computer/Cyber Crimes, Fraud Against the Federal Government, Hate Crimes, Human Trafficking, Mortgage Fraud, Organized Crime, Public Corruption, Stalking, Telemarketing Fraud, Terrorism/National Security, or Violent Crime

United States Department of Labor 
Hotline: 1-866-487-2365

Crimes Involving: Employment, Labor, or Retirement Fraud

Federal Trade Commission

Crimes Involving: Identity Theft

United States Department of Veterans Affairs - Office of the Inspector General 
Hotline: 1-800-488-8244

Crimes Involving: Veterans Affairs Violations

Immigration and Customs Enforcement 
Boston: 781-359-7500
Hotline: 1-866-347-2423

Crimes Involving: Child Exploitation, Child Pornography, Customs/Immigration, or Human Trafficking

United States Drug Enforcement Administration
Boston: 617-557-2100

Crimes Involving: Drugs and Narcotics

Internal Revenue Service - Criminal Investigation 
Boston: 617-316-2080
Hotline: 1-800-829-1040

Crimes Involving: Tax Fraud

United States Environmental Protection Agency 
New England, Region 1: 888-372-7341

Crimes Involving: the Environment

Massachusetts Attorney General's Office, Consumer Protection Division 
Customer Service: 617-727-8400

Crimes Involving: Consumer Protection

United States Fish and Wildlife Services 
Northeast Regional Office: 413-253-8200

Crimes Involving: Fish & Wildlife

Massachusetts Child Support Enforcement Division 
Customer Service: 1-800-332-2733

Crimes Involving: Child Support Enforcement

United States Marshals Service 
Boston: 617-748-2500

Crimes Involving: Failure to Register as a Sex Offender

United States Attorney's Office, District of Massachussetts - Civil Rights Unit
Boston: 617-748-3100

Crimes Involving: Civil Rights Violations

United States Postal Inspection Service 
Boston: 617-556-4400

Crimes Involving: Mail Fraud

United States Department of Agriculture - Office of the Inspector General 
Hotline: 1-800-424-9121

Crimes Involving: Food Stamp Fraud

United States Social Security Administration 
Boston: 617-565-2870
Hotline: 1-800-269-0271

Crimes Involving: Social Security Fraud

United States Department of Education - Office of the Inspector General 
Hotline: 1-800-MIS-USED or 1-800-647-8733

Crimes Involving: Education Fraud

United States Secret Service (USSS)
Boston: 617-565-5640

Crimes Involving: Counterfitting, Credit Card Fraud, or Threats Against the President

 

Updated February 10, 2017