How to report scams. If you have observed a scam or been the victim of a scam, spam or fraud and want to report it for enforcement, here is a list of where to report different types of scams in the US, UK, Canada and many other countries. In some cases there is more than one agency to contact. Some scams fit into more than one category, also.

How to report scams

How To Report a Scam

How to report scams. If you get a call from someone you don't know who is trying to sell you something you hadn't planned to buy, say "No thanks." And, if they pressure you about giving up personal information — like your credit card or Social Security number — it's likely a scam. Hang up and report it to the Federal Trade Commission. Signs of  ‎Signs of a Scam · ‎How They Hook You.

How to report scams


Please provide as much information as you can below. Please select the scam type that best describes the scam you are reporting.

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About the Scammer Please share as much as you know, and leave the rest blank. Business Name Used by Scammer. Email Address Used by Scammer. Now is your chance to share your story to help warn others. Please describe your experience, including any additional information about the scammer, the product or service offered, and the tactics the scammer used. Attach an example of what you received: Select image Change Remove.

Did the victim lose money? Dollars Lost if known. How was the scammer paid? PayPal Prepaid Card e. Western Union Other please explain Other please explain. Did the scammer attempt to take money? Dollars the scammer attempted to take if known. Did this scam target an individual or a business? Active duty military, veteran or spouse? Country United States Canada. Were you or someone you know victimized or targeted by this scam?

I am willing to discuss what I know with news media. You must agree to these terms to submit your report. I certify that this scam report is a truthful account of my experience or knowledge of an activity that I believe to be a scam. I understand that the text of my report may be publicly posted on the BBB website along with my zip code BBB reserves the right to not post in accordance with BBB policy.

I understand that BBB may edit my report to protect privacy rights and to remove inappropriate language. I understand that the information I am providing may be shared with other BBBs and with third parties such as regulatory agencies, law enforcement or other appropriate organizations for investigation.


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