to help you stay safe online - If you have been harassed or
stalked online see: What
To Do If You've Been Harassed Online and follow the instructions
Threat/Network Incident Report
Report is the nationwide consumer reporting web site to enter
complaints about companies and individuals who are ripping people
off. Unlike the Better Business Bureau, the bad business bureau's
Rip Off Report does not hide stories of "satisfied" complaints.
All complaints remain public to create a working history for that
- Formed to help people who need help online. Whether you're being
cyberstalked, harassed or defrauded, find child pornography or cyberpredators;
even if you just want to learn how to use the Internet better or
have simple questions about how things work, we can help.
- A volunteer organization to fight online harassment through education
of the public, law enforcement personnel, and empowerment of victims.
Our volunteers work with people currently experiencing online harassment,
and help others to learn how to avoid such harassment or minimize
its impact if it does occur. We recently released our first Cyberstalking
Statistics Report. See also sexual harassment
Complaint Input Form
-- If you believe you have been the victim of identity
theft, use the form below to send a complaint to the Federal
Trade Commission (FTC). While the FTC does not resolve individual
consumer problems, your complaint helps investigate fraud, and can
lead to law enforcement action.
FTC is actively pursuing spammers
-- Forward spam you've received to firstname.lastname@example.org
Internet Fraud Complaint Center (IFCC) - A partnership between
the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and the National White
Collar Crime Center (NW3C) to address fraud over the Internet. IFCC
provides an online reporting system, that alerts authorities of
a suspected criminal or civil violation. IFCC offers a central repository
for complaints related to Internet fraud, works to quantify fraud
patterns, and provides timely statistical data of current fraud
trends. To report Internet
fraud click here.
National Fraud Information Center - A project of the National
Consumers League - Consumers can call the hotline toll-free
at 1-800-876-7060 or send
their questions to the NFIC. The oldest nonprofit consumer organization
in the US, to fight fraud by improving prevention and enforcement.
makes it easy to file complaints - We take complaints involving
all types of businesses online, offline, BBB member, nonmember.
We accept complaints against charities and nonprofit organizations.
We primarily handle complaints relating to marketplace transactions,
including advertising claims.
3cents.com - Provides free online services to communicate better
with consumers and companies. If you have a complaint, they will
help you draft a letter, and deliver it for free into the hands
of someone who will listen!
Postal Inspection Service Mail Fraud Complaint Center at 1-800-372-8347
Trade Commission for Consumers 1-877-FTC-HELP
Consumer Response Center,
Federal Trade Commission, Washington, D.C. 20580.
Fraud Information Center 1-800-876-7060 -- The
NFIC accepts reports about attempts to defraud consumers on the
telephone or the Internet. Telemarketing fraud can involve companies
calling consumers or consumers calling companies in response to
a mailing or other form of advertising. It also includes telephone
sales pitches to businesses. Internet fraud can include promotions
found on websites, in chat rooms, newsgroups and bulletin boards,
as well as via e-mail. The NFIC does not accept reports about home
improvement, auto sales, or other transactions that usually take
place at consumers' homes or retail stores.
complaints to the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) Bureau of Consumer
Protection about a company or organization. The information you
provide is up to you. The FTC does not resolve individual consumer
problems, but complaint helps them investigate fraud, and lead to
law enforcement action. The FTC enters Internet, telemarketing,
identity theft and other fraud-related complaints into Consumer
Sentinel is a secure investigative cybertool and complaint database
providing law enforcement agencies immediate access to Internet
cons, telemarketing scams and other consumer fraud-related complaints.
It gives consumers a way to voice their complaints about fraud to
law enforcement officials worldwide.
If your complaint is
about an online
related transaction with a foreign company, use the econsumer.gov
complaint form. Complaints entered into our law enforcement database
will be made available to certified government law enforcement agencies
in participating countries. This kind of information is used by
government agencies to spot new trends, uncover new scams, and target
suspect companies and individuals for law enforcement actions.
National Association of Attorneys General
Computer Crime Point-of-Contact List (CCPC) is comprised of
prosecutors and investigators from state and local law enforcement
agencies in the US who are responsible for the investigation and
prosecution of computer and computer-related crime within their
respective jurisdictions. The list includes a point of contact in
each state. This list has been compiled for use by law enforcement
officers and prosecutors.
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