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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.

Agency Crimes Involving

Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives 
Boston: 617-557-1200

Arson, Explosives, Firearms, or Gang Activity

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

The United States Border

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

Elder Abuse

Federal Bureau of Investigation 
Boston: 857-386-2000

Bank Fraud, Bank Robberies, Bankruptcy 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

Federal Trade Commission

Identity Theft

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

Child Exploitation, Child Pornography, Customs/Immigration, or Human Trafficking

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

Tax Fraud

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

Consumer Protection

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

Child Support Enforcement

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

Civil Rights Violations

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

Food Stamp Fraud

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

Education Fraud

United States Department of Health and Human Services 
Boston: 617-565-1500
Hotline: 1-800-447-8477

Health Care Fraud

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services - Office of Child Support Enforcement
Hotline: 1-800-447-8477

Child Support Enforcement

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

Fair Housing/Housing Discrimination or Housing Fraud

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

Employment, Labor, or Retirement Fraud

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

Veterans Affairs Violations

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

Drugs and Narcotics

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

the Environment

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

Fish & Wildlife

United States Marshals Service
Boston: 617-748-2500

Failure to Register as a Sex Offender

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

Mail Fraud

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

Social Security Fraud

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

Counterfeiting, Credit Card Fraud, or Threats Against the President


Updated May 3, 2024