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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.

IRS Scams: 

Financial Services:

Before investing with a new broker or financial advisor, consider checking out the respective credentials at the following resources:

  • Check Broker/Advisor Credentials: www.brokercheck.finra.org,  www.adviserinfo.sec.gov
  • Securities Helpline for Seniors: 1-844-574-3577
  • 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. 
  • Senior Fraud Reporting & Elder Abuse:

      Call the police or 911 immediately if someone you know is in immediate, life-threatening danger.  If you have been the victim of abuse, exploitation, or neglect, you are not alone. Many people care and can help. Please tell your doctor, a friend, or a family member you trust, or call the Adult Protective Services (locate APS in your state) program in your area. Relay your concerns to the local Adult Protective Services, Long-term Care Ombudsman, or police. If the danger is not immediate, but you suspect that abuse has occurred or is occurring, please tell someone.

      You do not need to prove that abuse is occurring; it is up to the professionals to investigate the suspicions.  When making the call, be ready to give the name, address, and contact information of the person you suspect is abused or neglected, and details about why you are concerned. The professionals receiving your report are prohibited from releasing your information as reporter. They may not disclose your identity to the alleged abuser or victim.

      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