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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.


Crimes Involving

Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives 
Baltimore: (443) 965-2000  

Arson, Explosives, Firearms, or Gang Activity

Federal Bureau of Investigation 
Baltimore: 410-265-8080

Bank Fraud, Bank Robberies, Bankruptcy Fraud, Child Exploitation, Child Pornography, Computer/Cyber Crimes, Fraud Against the Federal Government, Hate Crimes and Criminal Civil Rights violations, Human Trafficking, Mortgage Fraud, Organized Crime, Public Corruption, Stalking, Telemarketing Fraud, Terrorism/National Security, or Violent Crime

Homeland Security Investigations
Baltimore: (410) 962-2620

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

Maryland Department of Human Services, Child Support Administration 

Child Support Enforcement

Federal Trade Commission
Bureau of Consumer Protection
Criminal Liaison Unit
Tel: (212) 607-2809

Civil consumer protection statutes and regulations that prevent fraud, deception and unfair business practices, including, among others, the Federal Trade Commission Act, Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act, CAN-SPAM Act, Do-Not-Call Registry Legislation, Electronic Fund Transfer Act, Fair Credit Reporting Act, Fair Debt Collection Practices Act, Restore Online Shoppers’ Confidence Act, Telemarketing and Consumer Fraud and Abuse Prevention Act, Truth In Lending Act, Business Opportunity Rule,  Mail, Internet, or Telephone Order Merchandise Rule, and Telemarketing Sales Rule

Maryland Attorney General's Office, Consumer Protection Division 

Consumer Protection

United States Secret Service (USSS)
Baltimore: 443-263-1000

Counterfeiting, Credit Card Fraud, or Threats Against the President

National Center for Disaster Fraud Hotline:
866-720-5721 or


United States Drug Enforcement Administration
Baltimore: 410-244-3500

Drugs and Narcotics

United States Department of Education, Office of Civil Rights

Education discrimination

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

Education Fraud

MD Department of Aging (Elder Abuse)

Elder Abuse

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

Employment, Labor, or Retirement Fraud

United States Environmental Protection Agency 
Mid-Atlantic, Region 3: 800-438-2474

the Environment

United States Marshals Service
Baltimore: 410-962-2220 

Failure to Register as a Sex Offender, Fugitives

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

Fish & Wildlife

U.S. Food and Drug Administration
Investigative Services Division - Headquarters
Office of Criminal Investigations
Tel: (303) 683-3640

Food and Drug Act violations

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

Food Stamp Fraud

United States Department of Health and Human Services 
Hotline: 1-800-447-8477

Health Care Fraud

United States Department of Housing and Urban Development
Baltimore: (410) 962-2520

Housing discrimination or Housing Fraud

Federal Trade Commission

Identity Theft and other Consumer Fraud

Immigration and Customs Enforcement 
Baltimore:  410-637-4000

Illegal Immigration

United States Postal Inspection Service 
National Law Enforcement Communications Center (NLECC):
888-USNLECC (888-876-5322)

Mail Fraud

United States Social Security Administration 
Hotline: 1-800-269-0271

Social Security Fraud

Internal Revenue Service - Criminal Investigation 
Hotline: 1-800-829-1040

Tax Fraud; Money Laundering

Maryland Department of Labor

Unemployment Insurance Fraud

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

Veterans Affairs Violations


Updated April 4, 2022