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Web Sites, Email and Messaging:

  • Spam: Forward spam that is phishing for information to spam@uce.gov and to the company, bank, 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 email to reportphishing@antiphishing.org. The Anti-Phishing Working Group, a consortium of ISPs, security vendors,  financial institutions and law enforcement agencies, uses these reports to fight phishing.   

Fraud Scams: 

Identity Theft:

  • Personal: Click here for resources and reporting tools for personal identity fraud.
  • Business:  Click here for business identity theft resources.

IRS Scams: 

  • Report to IRS: Report any incident to the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration (TIGTA) at 800-366-4484 or at http://www.tigta.gov
  • I.D. Theft Issues: Contact IRS Identity Protection Specialized Unit at 800-908-4490 to secure your tax account.

Financial Services:

  • Credit Card, Bank, Loan Issues: Submit a Complaint to the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB)  or call (855) 411-CFPB (2372). Speak with an attendant who can answer questions and refer you to other services you may need that are offered outside of CFPB.
  • Securities Fraud: Submit a Complaint to the Securities and Exchange Commision (SEC) or call the SEC's Office of Investor Education and Advocacy (800) 732-0330. 
  • Commodity Futures, Commodity Pools, Currencies, Options or Precious Metals:  Submit a Complaint to the CFTC or call the CFTC at (866) 366-2382. 

Adult Protective Services:

  • Are you concerned someone you love or care about may be the victim of abuse, contact the NAPSA for help.

Report Mass Marketing Fraud

  • Mass marketing and other types of fraud schemes are characterized by the use of false promises of cash prizes, services, goods, or good works in exchange for fees, donations, or purchases. Click here if you believe you have been a victim of mass marketing fraud.

Mail Fraud (including Foreign Lottery Scams):

Contact the U.S. Postal Inspection Service Criminal Investigations Service Center

By Mail:

ATTN: Mail Fraud
433 West Harrison Street
Chicago, IL 60699-3255

Telephone: (877) 876-2455

How to stop a wire transfer to Western Union or Money Gram


Western Union:  Call the Customer Service number at 1-800-448-1492 (select option 5 to speak to a representative) or its Consumer Fraud number at 1-800-325-6000 (say "no," say "consumer Fraud," select 1 "protect me").  Western Union will need the individual's name and phone number(s), including any variations in the spelling of the name (such as nicknames, abbreviations or misspellings). Western Union will ask for the tracking number (MTCN), the name of the at-risk individual and the telephone number on the transaction.

MoneyGram: Call the Customer Service number at 1-800-666-3947 (select 5 "more options," then select 5 "fraud").  Non-family members should call MoneyGram's general Customer Care Center at 1-800-926-9400 (select 5 "more options," then select 5 "fraud").  MoneyGram will need the individual's name and phone number(s), including any variations in the spelling of the name (nicknames, abbreviations, or misspellings).

PREPAID CARDS

AMEX
866-375-3684

BLACKHAWK NETWORK
855-257-2581

GREEN DOT
Green Dot Law Enforcement Support Line: (888) 427-4399
Green Dot Bank
3465 East Foothill Blvd.
Pasadena, CA 91107
866-963-6235 (fax)

InComm (Vanilla Card)
866-362-9035

META BANK
Fraud Review line 877-497-7499

MetaBank
5501 South Broadband Lane
Sioux Falls, SD 57108
605-977-0200 (fax)

NETSPEND
701 Brazos St
Austin, TX 78701
512-532-8362 (fax)

U.S. States Attorney's Offices