How to report internet fraud?

To report computer-based fraud, you can visit Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3) and file an online complaint. They accept online Internet crime complaints from either the person who believes they were defrauded or from a third party to the complainant.

The IC3 is co-sponsored by the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and the National White Collar Crime Center (NW3C). Complaints filed via this website are processed and may be referred to federal, state, local or international law enforcement or regulatory agencies for possible investigation.

You can also visit, a portal for consumers to report complaints about online and related transactions with foreign companies. is maintained by the U. S. Federal Trade Commission. Your complaint will be accessible to certified government law enforcement and regulatory agencies in ICPEN-member countries. Government agencies may use your information to investigate suspect companies and individuals, uncover new scams, and spot trends in fraud.

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Thursday, August 21 2014

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