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Report Fraud: Text messages

Report Fraud: Text messages

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Government & Law Enforcement Agencies

Federal Trade Commission (FTC) Complaint Assistant - This U.S Government service is designed to streamline the complaint process for every type of fraud. You can file a complaint online, print a copy, and get expert advice on what you need to do. Topics cover everything that falls within Rip-offs, Imposter Scams, Mobile Devices, Telephones, Internet Services, Online Shopping, Computers, Education, Jobs, Making Money, Credit, Debt, Robocalls, Unwanted Telemarketing, Text, and SPAM. or call FTC Hotline at 877-701-9595

Report incidents. Report fraud to or call (888) 382-1222. The FTC wants the number and name that appeared on the caller ID as well as the time of day and the information talked about or heard in a recorded message. If you think you've been a victim of a vishing attack you can also contact, the Internet Crime Complaint Center.

File a complaint with the FCC if you receive an unwanted commercial email message sent to your mobile phone, an autodialed/prerecorded telephone voice message, or an unwanted text message to your mobile phone. There is no charge for filing a complaint. Call 1-888-CALL-FCC (1-888-225-5322).

For those outside the US, the following numbers can help out. In Canada report vishing or phishing attempts online at the Reporting Economic Crime Online government organization, or call 1-888-495-8501. In the UK, you should make your report directly to the bank indicated in the scam.

Web Sites, Email, and Messaging:

  • Spam: Forward spam that is phishing for information to and to the company, bank, credit union, or organization impersonated in the phishing email. Most organizations have information on their websites about where to report problems.
  • Phishing: You also may report phishing emails to The Anti-Phishing Working Group, a consortium of ISPs, security vendors, financial institutions and law enforcement agencies, uses these reports to fight phishing.

Report Spam Text (Android, Apple, Apps):

If you get an unwanted text message, there are three ways to report it:


Register your number with the National Do Not Call registry at donotcall.govEven though criminals and unscrupulous telemarketers may ignore the list, if you are on the list and get a call from a supposed telemarketer, that could be a tip that the offer is bogus. Most legitimate telemarketers obey the rules and laws about contacting consumers. Also, the Website provides a place where complaints can be filed.

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