Recognizing online scams protects your personal information, but you can also help protect hundreds of others from identity theft when you report an online scam. A number of government agencies take complaints about online scams and cybercrime.
- The Department of Justice (DOJ)
- The Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3)
- The Federal Trade Commission (FTC)
If you’ve had a close call with or been a victim of an online scam, here’s what each of these agencies can do to help.