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REPORT A FEDERAL CRIME

The United States Attorney's Office is a prosecutorial agency primarily dedicated to enforcing federal laws and representing the United States of America in court proceedings. While the United States Attorney's Office assists federal agencies with investigative functions, the Office is not an investigative agency.

Accordingly, citizen concerns and complaints not related to a publicly filed matter currently pending in the United States Attorney's Office should be referred directly to the appropriate investigating agency. Listed below are the more common investigative issues with links to the appropriate agency information.

The District comprises 15 counties:  Alameda, Contra Costa, Del Norte, Humboldt, Lake, Marin, Mendocino, Monterey, Napa, San Benito, San Francisco, San Mateo, Santa Clara, Santa Cruz and Sonoma.  The largest counties are Humboldt, Mendocino and Monterey, which together represent over half of the land area within the District.

SUBJECT SPECIFIC CONTACT
Arson and Explosives

Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF)

San Francisco: (925) 364-8550

(1-888-283-3473) Arson Hotline

(1-888-283-2662) Bomb

https://www.atf.gov/atf-tips

Bank and Financial Institution Fraud/Money Laundering

Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI)

San Francisco: (415) 553-7400

https://www.fbi.gov/tips

Bank Robberies

Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI)

San Francisco: (415) 553-7400

https://www.fbi.gov/tips

Bankruptcy Fraud

Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI)

San Francisco: (415) 553-7400

https://www.fbi.gov/tips

Border Crimes

U.S. Customs and Border Protection
Hotline: (800) 232-5378

www.cbp.gov
Child Exploitation and Child Pornography

Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI)



Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE)

San Francisco: (415) 553-7400

https://www.fbi.gov/tips

Hotline: (866) 347-2423

1-866-DHS-2-ICE

https://www.ice.gov/investigations/child-exploitation

Child Support Enforcement

California Department of Child Support Services

1-866-901-3212

Administration for Children & Families

Civil Rights Violations

Access the U.S. Attorney's Office Civil Rights Complaints form here:
Civil Rights Complaint Form

 

Civil Rights Web Page

Civil Rights Complaints - Criminal

Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI)

San Francisco: (415) 553-7400

https://www.fbi.gov/tips

Computer Crimes


Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI)

San Francisco: (415) 553-7400

https://www.fbi.gov/tips

Consumer Fraud

California Attorney General's Office



Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI)

California: (916) 210-6276

(800) 952-5225

www.oag.ca.gov

San Francisco: (415) 553-7400

https://www.fbi.gov/tips

Counterfeiting

U.S. Secret Service

https://www.secretservice.gov/contact

https://www.secretservice.gov/investigation/counterfeit

COVID-19 Fraud & Price Gouging

Department of Justice Disaster Fraud
Disaster Fraud Hotline: (866) 720-5721

Disaster Complaint Form
Credit Card Fraud

U.S. Secret Service

Federal Trade Commission (FTC)

San Francisco: 415-576-1210

 

https://www.ftc.gov/faq/consumer-protection/submit-consumer-complaint-ftc

Drugs and Narcotics

Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA)
Hotline: 1-877-792-2873
Educational Fraud

United States Department of Education
California: (916) 319-0800

Hotline: (800) 647-8733

www.ed.gov

Email: oig.hotline@ed.gov
Elder Financial Abuse





Elder Physical Abuse
Hotline: (800) 677-1116

Hotline: (877) 477-3646 or (888) 202-4248

https://dbo.ca.gov/preventing-and-reporting-elder-financial-abuse/

911 or your local law enforcement agency
Elder Fraud

Department of Justice Elder Fraud Hotline
Hotline: (833)372-8311
Environmental Crime

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)

Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI)

Hotline: (866) 372-9378

www.epa.gov

San Francisco: (415) 553-7400

https://www.fbi.gov/tips

Failure to Register as a Sex Offender

U.S. Marshals Service (USMS)
San Francisco: (415) 436-7677
Fair Housing/Housing Discrimination

California Department of Fair Employment & Housing
(800) 884-1684

Email:contact.center@dfeh.ca.gov

www.dfeh.ca.gov
Firearms

Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF)
(1-800-283-4867) GUNS
Fish & Wildlife Crimes

California Department of Fish and Game Law Enforcement Division

https://wildlife.ca.gov/Enforcement/CalTIP

Food Stamp Fraud

U.S. Department of Agriculture – Office of Inspector General
Hotline: (800) 424-9121

www.usda.gov/oig
Fraud Against the Federal Government

Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI)

San Francisco: (415) 553-7400

https://www.fbi.gov/tips

Freedom of Information Requests Send requests to:

Executive Office for U.S. Attorney's
Department of Justice
FOIA/Privacy Unit
600 E. Street, N.W. Room 7300
Washington, D.C. 20530-0001
Fugitives

U.S. Marshals Service (USMS)
San Francisco: (415) 436-7677
Gang Activity

Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF)

Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI)

(1-888-283-8477)

San Francisco: (415) 553-7400

https://www.fbi.gov/tips

Hate Crimes

Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI)

San Francisco: (415) 553-7400

https://www.fbi.gov/tips

Health Care Fraud
U.S. Department of Health & Human Services

Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI)

Hotline: (800) 722-0432

San Francisco: (415) 553-7400

https://www.fbi.gov/tips

Housing Fraud

U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development

Office of Inspector General (HUD/OIG)

Hotline: (800) 347-3735

Email: hotline@hudoig.gov

 

Human Trafficking

Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE)

Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI)

Hotline: (866) 347-2423

www.ice.gov

San Francisco: (415) 553-7400

https://www.fbi.gov/tips

Identity Theft

Federal Trade Commission (FTC)

Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI)

Hotline: (877) 438-4338

San Francisco: (415) 553-7400

https://www.fbi.gov/tips

Immigration Crime

Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE)
Hotline: (866) 347-2423

www.ice.gov
Internet Crimes

Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI)

San Francisco: (415) 553-7400

https://www.ic3.gov/

Medi-Cal Fraud

California Department of Jusice Bureau of Medi-Cal Fraud
Hotline: (800) 722-0432
Mortgage Fraud

U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development­ Office of Inspector General (HUD/OIG)


Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI)

Hotline: (800) 347-3735

Email: hotline@hudoig.gov

San Francisco: (415) 553-7400

https://www.fbi.gov/tips

Organized Crime

Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI)

San Francisco: (415) 553-7400

https://www.fbi.gov/tips

Postal Crimes

United States Postal Inspection Service (USPIS)
Hotline: (800) 372-8347

https://www.uspis.gov/report/
Public Corruption

Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI)

San Francisco: (415) 553-7400

https://www.fbi.gov/tips

Social Security Fraud

Social Security Administration - Office of Inspector General (SSA/OIG)
Hotline: (800) 269-0271

TTY: (866) 501-2101

www.ssa.gov/oig
Stalking

Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI)

San Francisco: (415) 553-7400

https://www.fbi.gov/tips

State Bar of California

Complaints Against California Attorneys
https://www.calbar.ca.gov/public/complaints-claims
Tax Fraud

Internal Revenue Service (IRS)

 

https://www.irs.gov/individuals/how-do-you-report-suspected-tax-fraud-activity

Telemarketing Fraud

Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI)

San Francisco: (415) 553-7400

https://www.fbi.gov/tips

Threats Against the President

U.S. Secret Service
(888) 813-8777

www.secretservice.gov
Veterans Affairs Violations

U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs - Office of Inspector General (VA/OIG)
Hotline: (800) 488-8244

www.va.gov/oig
Violent Crime

Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI)

San Francisco: (415) 553-7400

https://www.fbi.gov/tips

 

 

Updated May 11, 2021

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