Saturday, October 10, 2015

Scammed? How to complain if you are a victim of fraud on the Internet.from

Have you been scammed or do you know someone who has been scammed? Did you send $500 to someone by Western Union or Moneygram only to have him disappear? Did you try to help out a prince or widow who was thrown out in a coup and has a billion

Here is a list of resources you can use in order to bring the scammer to justice.
United States

Federal Trade Commission (FTC)
Phone: 1-877-FTC-HELP (1-877-382-4357)
Online complaint form:
Email them and send copies of your transactions (including emails with headers). Send a CC to if it is a Nigerian scam email.

FBI/Internet Crime Complaint Center
Phone: (800) 221-4424
Online complaint form:

FTC - Identity theft
More information:

National Fraud Information Center/Internet Fraud Watch
Phone: 1-800-876-7060
Report form:

Contact Local Police and let them know of the whole story, however embarrassing it may be.